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NY 813832

September 1, 1995

CLA-2-65:S:N:N5:353 813832


TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.9090

Ms. Ludene Murphree

RE: The tariff classification of paper hat from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Murphree:

In your letter dated August 14, 1995 you requested a classification ruling on behalf of The Gap. A sample was submitted for examination and will be returned per your request.

The submitted sample is Old Navy Clothing Company's style 440619, which is a women's crocheted hat stated to be made of coated 100% paper with a textile grosgrain trim around the brim.

The applicable subheading for the crocheted paper hat, style 440619, will be 6505.90.9090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), 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 an material, whether or not lined or trimmed: Other: Other.... Other: Other. The duty rate will be 21.9 cents per kilogram plus 8 percent ad valorem.

The paper hat falls within textile category designation 859. As a product of Hong Kong this merchandise may be subject to visa requirements 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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