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NY 893867

February 1, 1994

CLA-2-57:S:N:N6:349 893867


TARIFF NO.: 5702.99.1010; 5808.90.0090; 9505.10.5020

Mr. Quncie Akins
Circle International, Inc.
4711 LeBourget Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63134

RE: The tariff classification of a rug, tassel, and a Christmas tree skirt from India.

Dear Mr. Akins:

In your letter dated January 10, 1994, on behalf of SNK Enterprises, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted samples are a rug, tassel, and a Christmas tree skirt. The rug is woven from 100 percent cotton yarns and it measures approximately 19-1/2 by 33 inches. There is a 2-1/2 inch knotted fringe in the warp direction. It is multi-colored with a geometric design.

The tassel is constructed of gimped metalized yarn and measures approximately 5 inches in length. The top portion has a hanging loop. This tassel is of a decorative or ornamental nature.

The Christmas tree skirt is made of 100 percent cotton woven fabric with a filler. The circular skirt measures approximately 52 inches in diameter and has an opening from the edge to the center. The tree skirt is green, blue, and red with a star pattern.

The applicable subheading for the rug will be 5702.99.1010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for carpets and other textile floor coverings, woven, not tufted or flocked, whether or not made up, including "Kelem", "Shumacks", "Karamanie" and similar hand-woven rugs: other, not of pile construction, made up: of other textile materials: of cotton.. woven, but not made on a power-driven loom. The rate of duty will be 7.7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the tassel will be 5808.90.0090, HTS, which provides for braids in the piece, ornamental trimmings in the piece, without embroidery, other than knitted or crocheted; tassels, pompons and similar articles: other. The rate of duty is 7.8 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the tree skirt will be 9505.10.5020, HTS, which provides for articles for Christmas festivities and parts and accessories thereof: other: other... other. The rate of duty is 5.8 percent ad valorem.

Floor coverings from India classifiable under subheading 5702.99.1010, HTS, do not require a visa, or exempt certification, and are not subject to quota.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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