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NY A86994

August 29, 1996

CLA-2-59:RR:NC:TP:350 A86994


TARIFF NO.: 5903.10.2500

Ms. Carie Samuel
Fritz Co., Inc.
1721 W. Elfindale, Suite 205
Springfield, MO 65807

RE: The tariff classification of a PVC plastic coated polyester textile fabric for use in the manufacture of hunting gear (clothing, tents, etc.), from either Taiwan or China.

Dear Ms. Samuel:

In your letter dated August 16, 1996, on behalf of Outdoor Design, Bentonville, AR, you requested a classification ruling. The supplier is Fuji Industries Co. (Taiwan), Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan.

You submitted three representative samples differing only in color. A green, black and navy blue were submitted. These three materials consist of woven polyester man-made fiber fabrics (600D x 300D/32T x 28T) that have been coated/laminated on one side with a compact polyvinyl chloride plastics material. This PVC portion has been embossed to simulate a woven effect. This material will be imported in rolls having 58" widths. The following weight specifications were provided:

Weight of fabric: 145g/m2 (42.6%)
Weight of PVC: 195g/m2 (57.4%) Total weight: 340g/m2 (100%)

The applicable subheading for the material will be 5903.10.2500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated, with plastics, with polyvinyl chloride, of man-made fibers, not over 70 percent by weight of rubber or plastics. The duty rate will be 8.3 percent ad valorem.

This merchandise falls within textile category designation 229. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of either Taiwan or China are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

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. 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 Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist George Barth at 212-466-5884.


Roger J. Silvestri

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