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NY 895323

March 16, 1994

CLA-2-57:S:N:N6:349 895323


TARIFF NO.: 5702.99.1010; 6304.92.0000

Mr. Sonny Malhotra
Universal Impex
626 West 165th Street, #57
New York, NY 10032

RE: The tariff classification of flat woven rugs and a multi-purpose furnishing from India.

Dear Mr. Malhorta:

In your letter dated February 26, 1994 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a multi-purpose furnishing which can be used as a placemat, table mat, small runner, etc. As indicated in your letter, this item will also be imported in various rug sizes including 20 inches by 36 inches, 22 inches by 42 inches, and 28 inches by 52 inches. Each rug will have a 3 inch fringe in the warp direction. Both the rugs and the multi-purpose furnishing will be made of 100 percent cotton woven fabric. The multi-purpose furnishing measures approximately 13-1/4 inches by 20-1/2 inches exclusive of a 2 inch fringe made from the warp yarns.

The applicable subheading for the rugs will be 5702.99.1010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for carpets and other textile floor coverings, woven, not tufted or flocked, whether or not made up, including "Kelem", "Schumacks", "Karamanie" and similar hand-woven rugs: other, not of pile construction, made up: of other textile materials: of cotton... woven, but not made on a power-driven loom. The rate of duty will be 7.7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the multi-purpose furnishing will be 6304.92.0000, HTS, which provides for other furnishing articles, excluding those of heading 9404: other: not knitted or crocheted, of cotton. The rate of duty is 7.2 percent ad valorem.

Floor coverings from India classified under 5702.99.1010, HTS, do not require a visa, or exempt certification, and are not subject to quota.

The multi-purpose furnishing falls within textile category designation 369. Based upon international trade agreements, products of India are subject to visa and quota requirements.

The designated textile and apparel categories 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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