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NY B86923

July 8, 1997

CLA-2-52:RR:NC:TA:352 B86923


TARIFF NO.: 5211.42.0060

Ms. Joy Lyn Antunes
Norman Krieger, Inc.
5761 W. Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90045

RE: The tariff classification of cotton/polyester/spandex blend warp face twill woven fabric from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Antunes:

In your letter dated June 19, 1997, on behalf of your client Twin Dragon Marketing, Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, designated as style #8246, is a 2X1 warp face twill woven fabric composed of 66% cotton, 30% staple polyester and 4% filament spandex. It contains 43.3 warp ends per centimeter and 18 filling picks per centimeter. It is constructed using 16/1 c.c. yarns in the warp and 16/1 c.c. yarns in the filling. Weighing approximately 271 g/m2, this fabric will be imported in 127 centimeter widths. This product contains yarns that have been dyed dark green in the warp and filling yarns which have been dyed a very light shade of green.

The applicable subheading for the twill woven fabric will be 5211.42.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of cotton, containing less than 85 percent by weight of cotton, mixed mainly or solely with man-made fibers, weighing more than 200 g/m2, of yarns of different colors, denim, other denim, weighing not more than 360 g/m2. The duty rate will be 9.2 percent ad valorem.

This twill woven fabric falls within textile category designation 218. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Hong Kong are subject to export license 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. 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 Alan Tytelman at 212-466-5896.


Paul K. Schwartz
Chief, Textile and Apparel Branch

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