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NY 812655

August 9, 1995

CLA-2-62:S:N:N5:353 812655


TARIFF NO.: 6217.10.9020; 6505.90.4090

Ms. Jan de Graaf de Weever's Wovens
RR 1
Aylesford, N.S. BOP 1CO

RE: The tariff classification and status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), of a wool hat and wool headband from Nova Scotia, Canada

Dear Ms. Graaf:

In your letter dated July 12, 1995 you requested a ruling on the status of a wool hat and wool headband from Nova Scotia, Canada under the NAFTA.

Samples were submitted with your request for review and will be returned as per your request. One sample is a woven cap, without a peak or visor, which is labeled 100% wool with a lining of 50% cotton/50% polyester. The other sample is a woven headband, approximately 3 inches in diameter, with elasticized yarns, also labeled 100% wool with a lining of 50% cotton and 50% polyester. The headband is designed to keep the ears warm.

The applicable tariff provision for the woven wool hat will be 6505.90.4090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSUSA), which provides for Hats and other headgear, knitted or crocheted, or made up from lace, felt or other textile fabric, in the piece (but not in strips), whether or not lined or trimmed; hairnets of any material, whether or not lined or trimmed: Other: Of wool: Other.... Other: Other.. The general rate of duty will be 32.9 cents per kilogram plus 8.4 percent ad valorem. The applicable tariff provision for the woven headband will be 6217.10.9020, HTSUSA, which provides for Other made up clothing accessories; parts of garments or of clothing accessories, other than of those of heading 6212: Accessories: Other.... of wool or fine animal hair. The general rate of duty will be 15.4 percent ad valorem.

The hat and the headband, both being wholly obtained or produced entirely in the territory of a NAFTA country (Canada and the United States), will meet the requirements of HTSUSA General Note 12(b)(i), and will therefore be entitled to a 2.5 percent rate of duty for the hat and a 4.6 percent rate of duty for the headband under the NAFTA upon compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and agreements.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 181 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 181).

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.

This ruling letter is binding only as to the party to whom it is issued and may be relied on only by that party.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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