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NY B88413

August 14, 1997

CLA-2-54:RR:NC:TA:352 B88413


TARIFF NO.: 5407.20.0000

Ms. Mary Elizabeth Strom
AEI-Radix Customs Brokerage Services
5510 West 102nd Street
Los Angeles, CA. 90009

RE: The tariff classification of 100% polyethylene woven fabric from Indonesia.

Dear Ms. Strom:

In your letter dated August 4, 1997, on behalf of your client Santa Fe Bag Co., Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a plain woven fabric composed of 100% polyethylene strips. It contains 10 strips per inch in the warp and 9 strips per inch in the filling. Each strip measures approximately 3 millimeters in width. Weighing 70 g/m2, this fabric will be imported in 140 centimeter widths.

The applicable subheading for the plain woven fabric will be 5407.20.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 5404, woven fabrics obtained from strip or the like. The duty rate will be 11.9 percent ad valorem.

This fabric falls within textile category designation 620. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Indonesia 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 Alan Tytelman at 212-466-5896.


Paul K. Schwartz
Chief, Textile and Apparel Branch

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