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NY H82483

June 29, 2001

CLA-2-56:RR:NC:TA:351 H82483


TARIFF NO.: 5607.49.2500

Mr. Joseph R. Hoffacker
Barthco Trade Consultants, Inc.
7575 Holstein Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153

RE: The tariff classification of ropes from China.

Dear Mr. Hoffacker:

In your letter dated June 7, 2001, on behalf of Big Lots Stores, Inc., you requested a classification ruling. The samples are being returned as requested.

The samples submitted are ropes, item numbers PPM316100 and PPM1450. The ropes are constructed of twisted polypropylene cordage. The ropes measure approximately 100 feet by 3/16 inches and 50 feet by ΒΌ inches, respectively.

The applicable subheading for the ropes will be 5607.49.2500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for twine, cordage, ropes and cables, whether or not plaited or braided and whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber or plastics: Of polyethylene or polypropylene: Other: Other, not braided or plaited: Other. The duty rate will be 15.1 cents per kilogram plus 8.2 percent ad valorem.

The ropes fall within textile category designation 201. 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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