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NY 854183

CLA-2-55:S:N:N3H:351 854183


TARIFF NO.: 5509.53.0030

Mr. Mohammad I. Jamal
Horizon Impex
1448 Tullie Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30329

RE: The tariff classification of spun polyester/cotton yarn from Pakistan.

Dear Mr. Jamal:

In your letter dated July 5, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted a sample cone of yarn made from a blend of 52% polyester staple fibers and 48% cotton fibers, by weight. Please note that even a small difference in the yarn's blend may change the classification shown below. The yarn is a singles yarn measuring 33.9 metric number (nm). It will be used in the United States to make knit fabric for T-shirts.

The applicable subheading for the polyester/cotton blend yarn will be 5509.53.0030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for yarn (other than sewing thread) of synthetic staple fibers, not put up for retail sale, other yarn, of polyester staple fibers, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, not exceeding 52 nm. The rate of duty will be 15 percent ad valorem.

The yarn falls within textile category designation 607. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Pakistan are subject to the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel category may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since 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 Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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