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NY C87622

May 26, 1998

CLA-2-52:RR:NC:TA:352 C87622


TARIFF NO.: 5209.49.0020

Ms. Margaret Radosti
3010 Westchester Avenue
Purchase, New York 10577

RE: The tariff classification of 100% cotton jacquard woven upholstery fabric from Italy.

Dear Ms. Radosti:

In your letter dated May 6, 1998 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, designated as style Ranier, is a jacquard woven fabric composed of 100% cotton. This product weighs approximately 254 g/m2, and will be imported in 140 centimeter widths. The fabric is characterized by a complex woven design and features an intricate geometric motif. This item is manufactured with yarns of different colors. Your correspondence indicates that this product will be used in the upholstery trade.

The applicable subheading for the jacquard woven cotton fabric will be 5209.49.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing more than 200 g/m2, of yarns of different colors, other fabrics, jacquard woven, of a width exceeding 127 centimeters. The rate of duty will be 8.7 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 Alan Tytelman at 212-466-5896.


Robert B. Swierupski

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