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NY G84420

December 13, 2000

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:349 G84420


TARIFF NO.: 6302.91.0045; 6307.10.2027

Ms. Alice Liu
ATICO International USA, Inc.
P.O. Box 14368
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33302

RE: The tariff classification of a kitchen towel and dishcloths from India.

Dear Ms. Liu:

In your letter dated November 2, 2000 you requested a classification ruling.

You submitted three samples. Item #S62B8023 is a kitchen towel made from 100 percent cotton woven fabric. All of the edges are hemmed and it features a waffle weave. The towel measures 18 x 28 inches. Items #S62B9901 and S62B9915 are dishcloths made from 100 percent cotton woven fabrics. The edges on both towels are finished with an overcast stitch. They measure 11.5 inches square. Item #S62B9901 is of a terry construction and Item #S62B9915 is made with a waffle weave effect. As requested the samples are being returned.

The applicable subheading for the kitchen towel will be 6302.91.0045, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: other: of cotton other: towels: other: dish. The duty rate will be 9.7 percent ad valorem. The rate for 2001 will be 9.6 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the dishcloths will be 6307.10.2027, HTS, which provides for other made up articles, including dress patterns: floorcloths, dishcloths, dusters and similar cleaning cloths: other dish cloths: of cotton. The duty rate will be 7..4 percent ad valorem. The rate for 2001 will be 6.9 percent ad valorem.

The towel and dishcloths fall within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of India are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa. The dishcloths are only subject to 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 John Hansen at 212-637-7078.


Robert B. Swierupski

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