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NY 847586

MAR-2-39:S:N:N3G 343 847586


PMV Distributors
Virginia House
76 Wilson Street
Glasgow GI IUZ

Dear Sir:

In your letter dated November 30, 1989 on behalf of Garment Care Products, Ltd., you requested a marking ruling for "Knit Fit," which is a plastic garment drying frame.

You have indicated in your previous correspondence dated August 17, 1989 that "Knit Fit" consists of nine main components, which would be fitted together by the consumer using the plastic pegs. The components are packaged in a single, transparent, plastic, bubble package, which will be labeled "Made in Scotland." You state that the spine representing the largest component will bear a permanently affixed adhesive label in a prominent position with the words "Made in Scotland." You also state that the manufacturer will have the words "Made in Scotland" molded into the spine in lieu of the adhesive label.

The country of origin marking that is required for imported goods is set forth in Section 134.11 of the Customs Regulations (C.R. 134.11; Section 134.11 of Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations; 19 C.F.R 134.11) as follows:

Unless excepted by law, Section 304, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304), requires that every article of foreign origin (or its container) imported into the U.S. shall be marked in a con- spicuous place as legibly, indelibly, and perma- nently as the nature of the article (or container) will permit, in such manner as to indicate to an ultimate purchaser in the U.S. the English name of the country of origin of the article, at the time of importation into the Customs territory of the U.S. Containers of articles excepted from marking shall be marked with the name of the country of origin of the article unless the container is also excepted from marking.
The ultimate purchaser is generally the last person in the United States, who will receive the article in the form in which it was imported, 19 C.F.R. 134.1(d). When an article is sold at retail in its imported form, the purchaser at retail is the ultimate purchaser, 19 C.F.R. 134.1(d)(3).

Noting the sample which you submitted and the information you provided as outlined above, the marking on the "Knit Fit" is in compliance with the requirements of Section 134.11 of The Customs Regulations (C.R. 134.11; Section 134.11 of Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations; 19 C.F.R. 134.11).


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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