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June 4, 1999

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:349 E81574


TARIFF NO.: 6302.60.0010

Ms. Lyn Antunes
Norman Krieger, Inc.
5761 W. Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

RE: The tariff classification of kitchen towels from Thailand.

Dear Ms. Antunes:

In your letter dated May 5, 1999 you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Barth & Dreyfuss.

The submitted samples are kitchen towels. Both towels are made from 100 percent cotton terry toweling fabric. All four sides of the towel are hemmed and the towels measure 16 x 28 inches. One towel features check stripes and a heart and check design at one end. The other towel has stripes and a check design at one end.

The applicable subheading for the towels will be 6302.60.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: toilet linen and kitchen linen, of terry toweling or similar terry fabrics, of cottonĀ towels: dish. The duty rate will be 9.7 percent ad valorem.

The towels falls within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Thailand are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories and their quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the U.S. Customs Service Textile Status Report, an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available at the Customs Web Site at WWW.CUSTOMS.USTREAS.GOV. In addition, 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 and should also be verified at the time of shipment.

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 212-637-7078.


Robert B. Swierupski

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