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January 6, 1999

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:3:353 D85584


TARIFF NO.: 6213.90.1000

Mr. William J. O’Rourke
Daniel F. Young, Inc.
17 Battery Place
New York, N.Y. 10004-1101

RE: The tariff classification of a scarf from Korea.

Dear Mr. O’Rouke:

In your letter without a date, on behalf of A.W. Items Inc.,you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a scarf consisting of woven polyester fabric measuring approximately 20 inches by 21 ½ inches (50 centimeters by 54 centimeters). The scarf measures less than 60 centimeters on every side. As per Chapter 62 Note 7, “Scarves and articles of the scarf type, or square or approximately square, of which no side exceeds 60 centimeters, are to be classified as handkerchiefs (heading 6213). Handkerchiefs of which any side exceeds 60 centimeters are to be classified in heading 6214.”

The applicable subheading for the scarf will be 6213.90.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “ Handkerchiefs: Of other textile materials: Of man-made fibers.” The duty rate will be 11.2% ad valorem.

The scarf/handkerchief falls within textile category designation 630. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Korea are not 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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 212-466-5881.


Robert B. Swierupski

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