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NY C84771

February 27, 1998

CLA-2-58:RR:NC:TA:352 C84771


TARIFF NO.: 5809.00.0000

Mr. Nick DeMarco
K.C. Burdette Company, Inc.
45 John Street, Suite 903
New York, NY 10038

RE: The tariff classification of a metalized/nylon blend plain woven fabric from India

Dear Mr. DeMarco:

In your letter dated February 20, 1998, on behalf of your client Global Impex, Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, designated as style 5665, is a plain woven fabric composed of 25.5% filament nylon and 74.4% metalized yarn. It is constructed using yarns of different colors.

The applicable subheading for the woven fabric will be 5809.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of metal thread and woven fabrics of metalized yarn of heading 5605, of a kind used in apparel, as furnishing fabrics or for similar purposes, not elsewhere specified or included. The duty rate will be 16.2 percent ad valorem.

This fabric falls within textile category designation 229. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of India are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. 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 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 Alan Tytelman at 212-466-5896.


Robert B. Swierupski

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