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NY 890580

September 23, 1993

CLA-2-60:S:N:N6:351 890580


TARIFF NO.: 6001.22.0000

Mr. Ed Baker
A. N. Deringer, Inc.
173 West Service Road
Champlain, NY 12919

RE: The tariff classification of knit pile fleece fabric from Canada.

Dear Mr. Baker:

In your letter dated September 14, 1993, on behalf of the Canadian manufacturer Con-Trade Textiles Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted a sample of dyed knitted fleece fabric made of 100% polyester fibers. The fabric is of circular knit construction with the knit stitches obscured by the thick pile fibers on both the face and back sides. As in other heavy fleece fabrics with the pile on only one side, it is assumed that the fabric's pile loops have been damaged in the brushing process which produces the plush appearance. We also assume that the material will be imported in the piece on rolls.

The applicable subheading for the fleece fabric will be 6001.22.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for pile fabrics, including "long pile" fabrics and terry fabrics, knitted or crocheted; looped pile fabrics; of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 19.5 percent ad valorem.

Goods classifiable under subheading 6001.22.0000, HTS, which have originated in the territory of Canada, will be entitled to a 9.7 percent ad valorem rate of duty under the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

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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