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NY 816413

November 30, 1995

CLA-2-52:RR:NC:TP:352 816413


TARIFF NO.: 5208.52.4060

Ms. Virginia B. Fowler
Island Textiles
5 Saddleview Lane
Doylestown, PA 18901

RE: The tariff classification of 100% cotton plain woven batik fabric from Indonesia.

Dear Ms. Fowler:

In your letter dated November 2, 1995 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a plain woven 100% cotton fabric which has been printed with a floral motif using the batik method. Laboratory analysis indicates that this product contains 37.5 single yarns per centimeter in the warp and 28.9 single yarns per centimeter in the filling. The fabric weighs 105.5 g/m2 and will be imported in widths exceeding 30 centimeters. Based on the data developed by the Customs Laboratory, the average yarn number for this fabric has been calculated to be 63 in the metric system.

The applicable subheading for the plain woven batik fabric will be 5208.52.4060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2, printed, plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2, other, of numbers 43 to 68, printcloth. The duty rate will be 11.4 percent ad valorem.

This batik fabric falls within textile category designation 315. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Indonesia 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. 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.

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

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Alan Tytelman at 212-466-5896.


Roger J. Silvestri

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