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NY E88142

October 29, 1999

CLA-2-57:RR:NC:TA:349 E88142


TARIFF NO.: 5703.90.0000

Ms. Loretta Nelson
Regal Rugs, Inc.
P.O. Box 926
North Vernon, Indiana 47265

RE: The tariff classification of a tufted rug from India.

Dear Ms. Nelson:

In your letter dated October 6, 1999 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a tufted rug. The rug is made of cotton yarns that have been tufted into a 100 percent cotton woven base fabric. It measures approximately 18 x 24 inches, however, this rug will be imported in various sizes. In your letter, you indicate that the rug will be imported in the griege and that the finishing process will be done in the United States (i.e. dyeing, trimming and applying latex).

The applicable subheading for the tufted rug will be 5703.90.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for carpets and other textile floor cerings, tufted, whether or not made up: of other textile materials. The duty rate will be 5.7 percent ad valorem.

Presently, the above subheading is not assigned a textile category designation and as such items classified therein are not subject to quota or visa requirements.

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.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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