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NY H83840

August 16, 2001

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:349 H83840


TARIFF NO.: 6302.99.2000

Mr. Tom Staub
Interfreight Company
221 Sheridan Blvd.
Inwood, NY 11096

RE: The tariff classification of a bath mitt from China.

Dear Mr. Staub:

In your letter dated July 19, 2001 you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Concept 3 Ltd.

You submitted a sample of a bath mitt (C-62670). The mitt is made from 75 percent ramie and 25 percent cotton woven terry fabric. The mitt is made from two pieces of fabric that have been sewn together along the edges. It features a cuff opening at one end used for the insertion of a hand. The cuff portion of the mitt is made from 100 percent cotton fabric that is woven with a waffle effect. The rectangular mitt measures approximately 5.5 x 9.5 inches. This item is used during bathing as an exfoliator.

The applicable subheading for the bath mitt will be 6302.99.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: other: of other textile materials: other. The duty rate will be 8.7 percent ad valorem.

The bath mitt falls within textile category designation 899. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are subject 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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