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NY 883286

March 10, 1993

CLA-2-55:S:N:N6:352 883286


TARIFF NO.: 5515.11.0020

Mr. Carl Gordon
A. N. Deringer, Inc.
147-10 181st Street
Jamaica, New York 11413

RE: The tariff classification of polyester/rayon blend woven fabric from Thailand.

Dear Mr. Gordon:

In your letter dated February 26, 1993, on behalf of your client Jayenne Fabrics Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, designated as style Slub Panama Q30362, is a plain woven fabric composed of 65% staple polyester and 35% staple viscose rayon. The fabric has been dyed a single uniform color and is constructed using 20/2 c.c. yarns in both the warp and filling. Laboratory analysis indicates that the fabric contains 16.5 warp ends per centimeter and 16.1 filling picks per centimeter. Weighing 215 g/m2, this product will be imported in 150 centimeter widths. Based on the data supplied and the results of laboratory analysis, the average yarn number of this fabric has been calculated to be 30 in the metric system.

The applicable subheading for the dyed plain woven fabric will be 5515.11.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibers, of polyester staple fibers, mixed mainly or solely with viscose rayon staple fibers, other, sheeting. The duty rate will be 17 percent ad valorem.

This plain woven fabric falls within textile category designation 613. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Thailand are subject to both visa requirements 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.

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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