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NY 887922

July 23, 1993

CLA-2-59:S:N:N6:350 887922


TARIFF NO.: 5911.90.0000

Ms. Beth Craig
Beth Craig & Associates
739 Sullivan Road, Suite 120
College Park, Georgia 30349

RE: The tariff classification of a made up filter press cloth, from Belgium.

Dear Ms. Craig:

In your letter dated June 28, 1993, on behalf of ICGS/NORDIFA Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The instant sample is a swatch of filter press cloth composed of 100 percent polypropylene man-made fibers. It is woven in construction and you indicate that it is to be used in filter presses to separate solids from liquids.

In a phone conversation with National Import Specialist George Barth, you related that the importer indicated to you that the subject product would be imported as two pieces sewn together forming a square approximately two feet on a side, with metal mounting rings inserted along the edges. A technical drawing of the unit was furnished. The product is ready to use, without further manufacture, in a liquid filtration machine.

The applicable subheading for the product will be 5911.90.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for textile products and articles, for technical use. The rate of duty will be 7.5 percent ad valorem.

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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