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NY 855481

CLA-2-63:S:N:N3H:349 855481


TARIFF NO.: 6302.31.1020

Ms. Gail T. Cumins
Sharretts, Paley, Carter V. Blauvelt, P.C. Sixty-Seven Broad Street
New York, N.Y. 10004

RE: The tariff classification a pillowcase from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Cumins:

In your letter dated August 16, 1990, on behalf of Ralph Lauren, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a "Lisbet" style pillowcase constructed of 100 percent woven cotton and measures approximately 19 3/4 inches by 27 1/2 inches. The pillowcase is rectangular in shape, has a triangular flap at one end which is bordered with a 2 1/2 inch ruffle and has an opening at the flap end into which the pillow is designed to fit. The sample is being returned.

The applicable subheading for pillowcase will be 6302.31.1020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: other bed linen: of cotton: containing any embroidery, lace, braid, edging,. trimming, piping or applique work... pillowcases, other than bolster cases: not napped. The rate of duty will be 23.8 percent ad valorem.

The pillowcase falls within textile category designation 360. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to export license requirements.

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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