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NY 810975

June 20, 1995

CLA-2-65:S:N:N5:353 810975


TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.2060; 6505.90.6090; 6506.99.0000

Mr. Reed S. Armstead
Aesop Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 53919
Indianapolis, IN 46253

RE: The tariff classification of baseball style cap with an electronic light module from Hong Kong or China.

Dear Mr. Armstead:

In your letter dated May 22, 1995, received in our office on May 26, 1995, you requested a classification ruling. A sample of the article was submitted for examination aling with your ruliong request.

The submitted sample is a baseball style cap stated to be made from 100% cotton twill fabric. The cap has an adjustable plastic closure at the rear to accomodate different head sizes. The peak a has "racing flag" printed design of black and white squares and the front of the crown has an embroided symbol of a tire with wings on either side which has the words :"Indianapolis Speedway" and various embroided racing flags above the tire. Just above the tires, within the flags, are two sewn reinforced holes through which an LED is visible. On the inside of the hat, glued to the top of the top of the crown, is an electronic module in a round plastic case which is connected to the LEDs by means of four thin wires. When the perforated tongue of the plastic case is pressed, it causes the LEDs on the front side of the crown to flash with alternating reds lights. You state that modifications will be made prior to importation whereby the customer can slide batteries out of a slidable compartment at the bottom of the module.

The applicable subheading for the * will be *, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for *. The duty rate will be *.

* falls within textile category designation *. As a product of * this merchandise * subject to * based upon international textile trade agreements.

The designated textile and apparel category 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

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