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NY 808432

April 17, 1995

CLA-2-70:S:N:N8:344 808432


TARIFF NO.: 7018.10.5000; 5511.30.0000; 5806.32.2000

Mr. Samuel Zekser
Sobel Shipping Co., Inc.
170 Broadway - Suite 150l
New York, N. Y. 10038-4184

RE: The tariff classification of glass beads, spun rayon yarn and narrow woven fabric tape from China.

Dear Mr. Zekser:

In your letter dated March 31, 1995, on behalf of Hall Associates, Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

You have submitted two samples with your request. They are:

1. Multicolored glass beads contained in a sealed clear plastic bag.

2. Six-ply spun rayon yarns put up for retail on cardboard and narrow woven rayon fabric tape with fast edges measuring 3/4" in width. The yarns and tape are contained in a sealed clear plastic bag.

These items are components for a friendship bracelet hobby kit for children. After importation, the bags will be assembled into a retail unit with an instruction book for making friendship bracelets.

Your samples are being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the glass beads will be 7018.10.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Glass beads...Other. The duty rate will be 3.8% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the rayon yarns will be 5511.30.0000, HTS, which provides for Yarn (other than sewing thread) of man-made staple fibers, put up for retail sale: Of artificial staple fibers. The duty rate will be 12.4% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the narrow woven rayon fabric tape will be 5806.32.2000, HTS, which provides for Narrow woven fabrics...Of man-made fabrics: Other. The rate of duty will be 6.9% ad valorem.

Item 5511.30.0000, HTS, falls within textile category designation 200. Item 5806.32.2000, HTS, falls within textile category designation 229. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes, to obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report on Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

You have also asked if the stickers on the plastic bags, which read "Made in China," are an acceptable method of country of origin marking under Section 304, T. A.

The marking statute, Section 304, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304), provides that, unless excepted, every article of foreign origin (or its container) imported into the U.S. shall be marked in a conspicuous place as legibly, indelibly and permanently as the nature of the article (or its container) will permit, in such a manner as to indicate to the ultimate purchaser in the U.S. the English name of the country of origin of the article.

The use of stickers, so long as they are of a durable quality that enables them to remain on the article until it reaches its ultimate consumer, is an acceptable method of marking for compliance with Section 1304 requirements. The stickers on your sample are acceptable.

You have also asked whether or not anti-dumping or countervailing duties are applicable for these items. Anti- dumping and countervailing duties are not applicable for this merchandise.

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.


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