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NY D85551

XXXCLA-2-54:RR:NC:TA:352 D85551


TARIFF NO.: 5407.20.0000

Mr. John Kwon
United American Industries International, Inc. 4200 Columbia Way, Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98661

RE: The tariff classification of 100% polypropylene tubular woven fabric from Korea.

Dear Mr. Kwon:

In your letter dated December 3, 1998 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a section of tubular plain woven fabric composed of 100% polypropylene. This product is manufactured by weaving polypropylene strips that measure 2 millimeters in width into seamless plain woven tubular fabric on a circular loom. The strips meet the dimensional requirements to be considered textile strips and consequently the tubular fabric is considered a textile product. Weighing approximately 4.5 ounces per square yard, this fabric will be imported in 86.5 inch widths when flattened and have been cut to 43 inch lengths. It contains 11 strips per inch in the warp and 11 strips per inch in the filling. Your correspondence indicates that this item will be used to wrap hay bails.

The applicable subheading for the tubular fabric will be 5407.20.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 5404, woven fabrics obtained from strip or the like. The duty rate will be 10.2 percent ad valorem in 1998 and 8.5 percent ad valorem in 1999.

This fabric falls within textile category designation 620. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Korea 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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