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NY E87607

October 12, 1999

CLA-2-61:G03 E87607


TARIFF NO.: 6209.30.3040, 6209.90.3040

Gordon C. Anderson
C. H. Robinson International, Inc.
5995 Opus Parkway, Suite 201
Minnetonka, MN 55343-9058

RE: The tariff classification of a baby’s hair ornament from China

Dear Mr. Anderson:

In your letter dated September 17, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, Hanover Accessories, Inc.

Style #116633H, which is also known as a “ZIP-ITZ”, is a small textile hair bow permanently attached to a strip of plastic “zip” tape. This item is designed to be attached to babies’ fine hair. The bow itself is made from a woven fabric that you identified as “man-made”.

Since specific information about the man-made fibers is unavailable, this ruling will address both synthetic and artificial fibers. If the fabric is made from synthetic fibers, the applicable subheading for the hair bow will be 6209.30.3040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Babies’ garments and clothing accessories: Of synthetic fibers: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 16.5 percent ad valorem. If the fabric is made from artificial fibers, the applicable subheading will be 6209.90.3040, HTS, which provides as above, but Of other textile materials: Of artificial fibers: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 16 percent ad valorem.

This item falls within textile category designation 239. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China 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.

In accordance with your request, your sample will be returned to you under separate cover.

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.


Alice M Rigdon
Port Director

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