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NY 855589

CLA-2-60:S:N:N3H:351 855589


TARIFF NOS.: 6002.20.3000; 6002.92.0000

Ms. Sarita W. Tao
Lorrex Health Products
1170 Broadway, Suite 215
New York, NY 10001

RE: The tariff classification tubular knit fabric from China.

Dear Ms. Tao:

In your letter dated August 17, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted two sample pieces of narrow tubular knitted fabrics which were described in your letter as "stockinette/tubular cotton bandage(s)" intended for resale without repacking to hospitals, nursing homes and private persons. The fabrics, your ref no. RB-0806, are made of non-sterile 100% cotton fibers, and they are of circular weft knit construction. In their flattened condition, the samples measure approximately 2 1/2 inches wide. In your letter, you stated that the fabrics will be imported in different widths as follows: 2,3,4,6,8, 10 and 12 inches in 25 yard rolls. It should be noted that we measure the widths of tubular fabrics in their flattened condition.

The applicable subheading for tubular knit fabrics having widths not exceeding 30 centimeters (cm) in their flattened condition, will be 6002.20.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other knitted or crocheted fabrics, other, of a width not exceeding 30 cm, other, of cotton. The rate of duty will be 10 percent ad valorem.

The tubular fabric, if imported in flattened widths of 11.82 inches (which exceeds 30 cm), will be classifiable under the pro- vision for other knitted or crocheted fabrics, other, of cotton, in subheading 6002.92.0000, HTS. The rate of duty will be 14 percent ad valorem. The knit fabric falls within textile category designation 222. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to the requirement of an export license and quota restraints.

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.

In your letter, you inquired about other relevant U.S. Customs requirements. Customs Regulation 134.11 requires that every article of foreign origin imported into the U.S. shall be marked with the English name of the country of origin in a legible and conspicuous manner.

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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