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NY A88129

October 4, 1996

CLA-2-56:RR:NC:3:351 A88129


TARIFF NO.: 5607.50.2000; 6307.90.9989; 5508.10.0000; 5602.10.9090

Mr. Charles A. Rider
Pleasant Company
8400 Fairway Place
Middleton, WI 53562-0998

RE: The tariff classification of various textile products used in a craft kit, from China and Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Rider:

In your letter dated September 24, 1996, you requested a classification ruling.

You have submitted six samples of various textile products being imported separately for use in your "Molly's Craft Starter Kit." They are identified as item nos. PKRM-01, PKRM-02, PKRM-04, PKRM-05, PKRM-06 and PKRM-15. Except for item no. PKRM-05 which is made in Taiwan, the products are made in China. The first sample, item no. PKRM-01, is described as parachute fabric made of 65% cotton/35% polyester cut into a 15 inch square. The second sample, item no. PKRM-02, is a 100% nylon, twisted two-ply string cut into 60 inch lengths. We assume that the string is cordage measuring more that 10,000 decitex. The third sample, item no. PKRM-04 is a 3 inch square-shaped piece of 100% acrylic needleloom felt. The fourth sample, item no. PKRM-05, is six yards of 100% staple polyester, two-ply thread with a final Z-twist. The yarn is put up on a small plastic spool, and will be used for stitching or sewing two pieces of fabric together. We assume that the thread has been dressed. The fifth sample, item no. PKRM-06, is a 100% polyester woven fabric ribbon measuring 5/8 inch in width (with fast edges) by 12 inches in length with both ends cut into deep V-shapes. The last sample, item no. PKRM-15, is a piece of 100% cotton woven fabric cut with a pinking shears into a 6 inch square.

We are unable to issue a classification ruling on your first item, parachute fabric item no. PKRM-01, without the information requested on our attached specification sheet for woven cotton fabrics. When this information is available, you may wish to consider resubmission of your request for this item. We will retain the sample.

The applicable subheading for the item no. PKRM-02, string for parachute, will be 5607.50.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for twine, cordage, ropes and cables, whether or not plaited or braided and whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber or plastics; of other synthetic fibers; not braided or plaited. The duty rate will be 26.1 cents per kilogram plus 14.2% ad valorem.

The item PKRM-04, black felt, will be classifiable under the provision for felt, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated; needleloom felt and stitch-bonded fiber fabrics; other; other, in subheading 5602.10.9090, HTS. The rate of duty will be 12.1% ad valorem.

The item no. PKRM-05, polyester thread, will be classifiable under the provision for sewing thread of man-made staple fibers, whether or not put up for retail sale; of synthetic staple fibers, in subheading 5508.10.0000, HTS. The rate of duty will be 12.7% ad valorem.

The item nos. PKRM-06 and PKRM-15, ribbon and blue fabric for parachute, respectively, will be classifiable under the provision for other made up articles, including dress patterns; other; other; other; other; other, in subheading 6307.90.9989, HTS. The rate of duty will be 7% ad valorem.

Item nos. PKRM-02, PKRM-04 and PKRM-05 fall within textile category designations 201, 223 and 200, respectively. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China or Taiwan 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 Jeff Konzet at 212-466-5885.


Roger J. Silvestri

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