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NY 811990

July 17, 1995

CLA-2-58:S:N:N6:350 811990


TARIFF NO.: 9811.00.60

Mr. Vito A. Pipitone
John F. Kilroy Co., Inc.
JFK Int'l Airport
Bldg. 80, Suite 227
Jamaica, NY 11430-1718

RE: The tariff classification of trim memo sample cards of decorative trimmings for soliciting orders. The trimmings themselves will be manufactured in either France or Union of South Africa. The cards on which they will be placed will originate from England.

Dear Mr. Pipitone:

In your letter dated June 21, 1995, on behalf of Kravet Fabrics Corp., Bethpage, NY, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Four representative samples were submitted. Three did not include a style or quality number, but were listed as smallest size, average size and largest size. The first one (smallest) consists of a multi-colored cord sewn along the edge of an approximately 1/2" wide binding or seam insert tape. The cord, itself, measures about 1/4" in diameter.

The second sample (average) consists of relatively small ball-like tassels incorporated into the weaving and hanging along the edge of a narrow woven textile material. The overall width is approximately 2.75 inches.

The third item (largest) is a fringe that consists of approximately 6" lengths of multi-colored twisted cords that are joined at the top with additional yarns that appear to have been stitched together.

The forth item (PAT: TA2004), consists of a decorative fringe containing tiny tassels hanging about 2" apart from one another. The overall width of the material is approximately 2 inches. This last item is on the prototype cards to be imported.

All of these decorative trimmings will be shipped to England where they will be cut and affixed to cards which you indicate are printed in England. You indicate that these trimmings may be made of 100% cotton or combinations of rayon chenille, jute, wool or viscose. 95% of the trimmings will originate in South Africa and 5% from France. These trimmings will ultimately be imported in continuous lengths.

Your correspondence states that these trimmings are to be used strictly for soliciting orders.

Your opinion that these cards will come under tariff classification 9811.00.60 is correct. The applicable subheading for the trimming sample cards, will be 9811.00.60, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for ... samples valued not over $1 each... to be used in the United States only for soliciting orders for products of foreign countries. . The rate of duty will be Free.

The cards should be marked to indicate that they were printed and assembled in England and that the trimmings were produced in either France or the Union of South Africa.

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
New York Seaport

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