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NY C89615

July 22, 1998

CLA-2-51:RR:NC:TA:352 C89615


TARIFF NO.: 5111.19.1000

Ms. Margaret Radosti


3010 Westchester Avenue

Purchase, New York 10577

RE: The tariff classification of 100% wool twill woven upholstery fabric from United Kingdom.

Dear Ms. Radosti:

In your letter dated May 14, 1998 and resubmitted with additional information on July 10, 1998 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, designated as style "Harcourt-

Herringbone", is a 2X2 twill woven fabric characterized by a woven herringbone design. It is composed of 100% carded wool and the fibers have been stocked dyed in a variety of colors with variations of green and brown the most prevalent colors. This fabric weighs approximately 340 g/m2 and will be imported in 140 centimeter widths. The abrasion resistance of this fabric has been tested using the Martindale method with a worsted wool fabric as the abradant. The fabric averaged 30,500 cycles before fabric failure. This result is consistent with requirements for light to medium duty domestic upholstery use. The manufacturer of this product has stated that they manufacture only upholstery fabrics and that this fabric has been designed for use in the residential upholstery market. The importer has stated that this fabric will only be marketed for use in upholstery trade.

The applicable subheading for the woven wool upholstery fabric will be 5111.19.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of carded wool or of carded fine animal hair, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool or fine animal hair, other, tapestry fabrics and upholstery fabrics. The rate of duty will be 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.


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