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NY F88483

June 26, 2000

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:351 F88483


TARIFF NO.: 6306.22.9030

Mr. Steve Festa
Central Purchasing Inc.
3491 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93012

RE: The tariff classification of a canopy from China.

Dear Mr. Festa:

In your letter received by this office June 16, 2000, you requested a classification ruling. The sample is being returned as requested.

The sample submitted is a canopy and accompanying carrying bag. It is made of nylon woven fabric attached onto a folding steel frame. The fabric is coated on one side with PVC material. It measures approximately 10’x 10’.

The applicable subheading for the canopy will be 6306.22.9030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for tents: Other synthetic fibers: Other, other. The duty rate will be 9.3 percent ad valorem.

The canopy falls within textile category designation 669. 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 Mitchel Bayer at 212-637-7086.


Robert B. Swierupski

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