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NY E88493

November 2, 1999

CLA-2-65:RR:NC:3:353 E88493


TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.8090

Mr. Rafael Hernandez
The Disney Store, Inc.
101 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1000
Glendale, CA 91203-2671

RE: The tariff classification of hats from China.

Dear Mr. Hernandez:

In your letter dated October 6, 1999 you requested a classification ruling. The samples will be returned to you as requested.

The submitted samples are hats identified as Animal Kingdom Hats. One hat resembles a giraffe and the other a zebra. You state that the hats are made of 100% paper yarn filled with polyfiber. However, examination reveals that the hats are made from coated non-woven synthetic fabric.

The applicable subheading for the Animal Kingdom Hats will be 6505.90.8090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Hats and other headgear, knitted or crocheted,whether or not lined or trimmed: Of man-made fibers: Not in part of braid, Other: Other: Other.” The duty rate will be 20.4 cents/kg + 7.4% ad valorem.

The Animal Kingdom Hats fall within textile category designation 659. 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.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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 212-637-7084.


Robert B. Swierupski

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