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NY 806767

March 2, 1995

CLA-2-63:S:N:N6:349 806767


TARIFF NO.: 6302.60.0020

Mr. Anilkumar D. Jain
Adeejay Impex
211 Pragati Industrial Estate
N.M. Joshi Marg (Delisle Road)
Bombay-400 011

RE: The tariff classification of a hand towel from India.

Dear Mr. Jain:

In your letter dated January 28, 1995 you requested a classification ruling.

You submitted a white towel. The towel is made of 100 percent cotton terry toweling fabric. All four edges are hemmed and it measures 38 centimeters by 63 centimeters.

In your letter, you refer to the instant sample as a bleached cotton terry mop. Please note, that the Guidelines for the Reporting of Imported Products in Various Textile and Apparel Categories (Textile Guidelines), 53 Fed. Reg. 52563,52564 states "Bar mops are rectangular in shape with either full or ribbed terry on both sides. While sizes may vary, only those bar mops which are 38 to 43 centimeters in width and 46 to 57 centimeters in length fall within category 369. Tolerances are not allowed. Bar mops not within the stated dimensions are included in category 363." Since the submitted sample does not fit within the stated dimensions of a bar mop it is classified in heading 6302.

The applicable subheading for the towel will be 6302.60.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: toilet linen and kitchen linen, of terry toweling or similar terry fabrics, of cotton... towels: other. The duty rate will be 10.2 percent ad valorem.

The towel falls within textile category designation 363. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of India 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.

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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