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NY C89038

July 16, 1998

CLA-2-58:RR:NC:TA:351 C89038


TARIFF NO.: 5806.32.1090; 5806.39.3020

Mr. James Harrison

Costco Wholesale

999 Lake Drive

Issaquah, WA 98027

RE: The tariff classification of man-made and metalized
ribbons from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Harrison:

In your letter received June 10, 1998, you requested a classification ruling.

You submitted five samples of wired ribbon and laboratory analysis of fiber content for each as follows:

YN112-0250-C001: measures 40 yards by 2 1/2 inches, 29.1%
metallic yarn, 63.5% polyester, 4.8% metallic and 2.6% nylon

AM157-0250-MG23: measures 40 yards by 2 1/2 inches, 12.1%
metallic yarn, 71.2 nylon and 16.7% metallic

AM103-0150-MG21: measures 40 yards by 1 1/2 inches, 60.5%
nylon and 39.5% metallic

AM069-0250-MG21: measures 40 yards by 2 1/2 inches, 50.8%
nylon, 41.1% metallic yarn and 8.1% metallic

AM123-0150-F029: measures 40 yards by 1 1/2 inches, 54.3%
nylon, 23.9% metallic and 21.8% polyester

An analysis performed by the United States Customs Laboratory revealed the following:

YN112-0250-C001: 36.7% metallic yarn, 61.6% polyester, and

1.7% nylon

AM157-0250-MG23: 50.8% metallic yarn, and 49.2% nylon

AM103-0150-MG21: 60.8% nylon and 39.2% metallic yarn

AM069-0250-mg21: 50.9% nylon, and 49.1% metallic yarn

AM123-0150-F029: 53.1% nylon, 24.4% metallic and 22.5%

Samples were submitted and will be returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the styles YN112-0250-C001, AM103-0150-MG21, AM123-0150-F029, and AM069-0250-MG21 will be 5806.32.1090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for narrow woven fabrics, other woven fabrics: of man-made fibers: ribbons, other. The rate of duty will be 7.8% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style AM157-0250-MG23 will be 5806.39.3020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for narrow woven fabrics, other woven fabrics: of other textile materials: other, other of metalized yarn. The rate of duty will be 1.8% ad valorem.

This merchandise falls within textile category designation 229. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Taiwan 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 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 Camille R. Ferraro at 212-466-5885.


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