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NY 882773

March 30,1993



TARIFF NO.: 3924.90.5500

Mr. Rick Boswell
Ortiz International, Inc.
P. O. Box 1505
Laredo, TX 78042

RE: The tariff classification of a polyurethane ironing board cover from Mexico.

Dear Mr. Boswell:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

DATE OF INQUIRY : February 5, 1993

ON BEHALF OF : American Style, S. A. de C. V. Guadalupe, Mexico

MERCHANDISE : The sample, which accompanied your letter, is a polyurethane ironing board cover. The product was described in your letter as a foam rubber ironing board cover. It was determined by the
U. S. Customs Laboratory that the article is made from polyurethane. The product is used to provide padding and insulation between the ironing board and an outer cover.

HTS PROVISION : Other household articles of plastics: Other: Other:

HTS SUBHEADING : 3924.90.5500

RATE OF DUTY : 3.4 percent ad valorem

DUTY CONCESSION : Articles classifiable under subheading 3924.90.5500, which are products of Mexico, are entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized System of
Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

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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