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NY F88084

June 19, 2000

CLA-2-52:RR:NC:TA:352 F88084


TARIFF NO.: 5208.22.8090

Mr. Patrick Fullum
A.N. Deringer, Inc.
173 W. Service Road
Champlain, NY 12919

RE: The tariff classification of a bleached 100% cotton plain woven fabric from China.

Dear Mr. Fullum:

In your letter dated June 12, 200, on behalf of your client Simplex Textiles you requested a classification ruling. The sample is being returned as requested.

The submitted sample, designated as style #50140, is a bleached plain woven fabric composed of 100% cotton. It contains 55.1 single yarns per centimeter in the warp and 47.8 single yarns per centimeter in the filling. This product has been manufactured using 50/1 c.c. yarns in both the warp and the filling. Weighing 116 g/m2, this fabric will be imported 228.6 centimeter widths. Based on the data supplied, the average yarn number for this item has been calculated to be 88 in the metric system.

The applicable subheading for the plain woven fabric will be 5208.22.8090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 percent or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2, bleached, plain weave, weighing more than 100 g/m2, of number 69 or higher number, cheesecloth; lawns, voiles or batistes. The duty rate will be 12.3 percent ad valorem.

This fabric falls within textile category designation 226. 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 Alan Tytelman at 212-637-7092.


Robert B. Swierupski

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