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NY F87221

June 5, 2000

CLA-2-65:RR:NC:3:353 F87221


TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.6090

Mr. Ken August
Fun World
80 Voice Rd.
Carle Place, NY 11514

RE: The tariff classification of novelty hats from China.

Dear Mr. August:

In your letter dated May 18, 2000 you requested a classification ruling. The samples will be returned to you as requested.

Two samples were submitted with your request. Item #8992, Velvet Big Daddy Hat has foam framework covered on the inside and outside with knit 100% polyester fabric. The hat has a 5” brim with wire frame and a feather at the side of the crown. Item #8996, Wizard Hat has a foam frame covered with polyester fabric. The hat is cone shaped with a padded roll around the opening.

The applicable subheading for the novelty hats, Item #s 8992 and 8996 will be 6505.90.6090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Hats and other headgear, knitted or crocheted, or made up from lace, felt or other textile fabric, in the piece (but not in strips), whether or not lined or trimmed; hair-nets of any material, whether or not lined or trimmed: Other: Of man-made fibers: Knitted or crocheted or made up from knitted or crocheted fabric: No in part of braid, Other: Other: Other.” The duty rate will be 27.9 cents/kg + 9.8% ad valorem.

Item #s 8992 and 8996 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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