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NY D84143

November 9, 1998

CLA-2-57:RR:NC:TA:349 D84143


TARIFF NO.: 5702.99.2000

Ms. Aurelia Notidis
Homemaker Industries, Inc.
295 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

RE: The tariff classification of a jute rug from India.

Dear Ms. Notidis:

In your letter dated October 23, 1998 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, Style Padre Island, is a jute rug. The rug is made from 100 percent jute yarns. The warp and weft yarns form a herringbone pattern. The warp yarns extend beyond the edge of the rug to form a fringe at both ends. The rug measures approximately 22 x 40 inches and will also be imported in a 30 x 48 size.

The applicable subheading for jute rug will be 5702.99.2000, HTS, which provides for carpets and other textile floor coverings, woven, not tufted or flocked, whether or not made up, including "Kelem", "Schumacks", "Karamanie" and similar hand-woven rugs: other, not of pile construction, made up: of other textile materials: other. The duty rate will be 4.3 percent ad valorem.

Please note, that presently subheading 5702.99.2000, HTS, is not assigned a textile category designation and items classified therein are not subject to quota or visa requirements.

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 John Hansen at 212-466-5854.


Robert B. Swierupski

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