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NY B84800

May 19, 1997

CLA-2-56:RR:NC:TA:350 B84800


TARIFF NO.: 5602.10.1000

Ms. Beth Craig
Beth Craig & Associates
775 Atlanta South Parkway, Ste. 600
Atlanta, BA 30349

RE: The tariff classification of "Geowall 650 MB Drainage material, from Belgium.

Dear Ms. Craig:

In your letter dated April 22, 1997, on behalf of ICGS/NORDIFA Inc., Marietta, GA, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The supplier is NORDIFA, Belgium.

The instant sample, as described in your correspondence, consists of a three layered material for use in the sealing and drainage of underground structures.

Specifically, the material consists of a thin outer layer (about 1 mm thick) of nonwoven material composed of 100% polypropylene man-made fibers, that has been affixed to a middle drainage layer of needleloom felt composed of polyester man-made fibers measuring about 5 mm in thickness. This material has been laminated to a APP bituminous membrane on the other side (about 1 mm thick). The overall thickness of this material is 7 mm. We note, per your letter, that the textile portion of this material is not quite as wide as the APP membrane portion, i.e., the geotextile portion is 10 meters long by 0.95 meters wide, while the APP membrane is 10 meters long by 1 meter wide. This material measures about 7mm in overall thickness and weighs about 2,910g/m2 (29.1 kg/roll). The essential character of this material is imparted by the needled felt drainage layer.

The applicable subheading for the material will be 5602.10.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for needleloom felt and stitch-bonded fiber fabrics, laminated fabrics. The rate of duty will be 14.8 percent ad valorem.

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 George Barth at 212-466-5884.


Paul K. Schwartz
Chief, Textiles & Apparel Branch

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