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NY F85563

April 28, 2000

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:3:353 F85562


TARIFF NO.: 6117.80.9540

Mr. William F. Sullvian
MSAS Global Logistics Inc.
248-06 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11422

RE: The tariff classification of a dress strap from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Sullivan:

In your letter dated April 14, 2000 you requested a classification ruling. The sample will be returned to you as requested.

The submitted sample, F00-02-138 is a dress strap composed of knit 100% spun polyester with nylon spandex and acrylic thread. The strap is approximately 1 ¼ inches wide and 24 inches in length covered with sequins on one side and features a hook and loop closure on each end. The dress strap is removable and the dress can be worn with or without the strap. Therefore, the strap is considered a clothing accessory.

The applicable subheading for the dress strap, style F00-02-138 will be 6117.80.9540, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “ Other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted; knitted or crocheted parts of garments or of clothing accessories: Other accessories: Other: Other, Of man-made fibers: Other.” The duty rate will be 15 % ad valorem.

Style F00-02-138 falls within textile category designation 659. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Taiwan 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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