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NY 855704

CLA-2-63:S:N:N349:3H 855704


TARIFF NO.: 6307.10.2027

Ms. Debbie Rodriquez
Inter-Maritime Forwarding Co. Inc.
156 William Street
New York, N.Y. 10038

RE: The tariff classification of a dish towel/cloth from China.

Dear Ms. Rodriquez:

In your letter dated August 29, 1990, on behalf of TQ Tradex, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample described in your letter as a dish towel made of 100% woven cotton fabric, is not a dish towel but a dish cloth used for washing dishes. The dish cloth measures approximately 10 1/4 inches square, the middle surface is of uncut terry toweling material surrounded by flat woven material and the edges are overlocked stitched. The sample is being returned.

The applicable subheading for the towel will be 6307.10.2027, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up articles, including dress patterns: floorcloths, dishcloths, dusters and similiar cleaning cloths: other... dish cloths. The rate of duty will be 10.5 percent ad valorem.

The dish cloth falls within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to visa and quota requirements.

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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