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NY H85601

October 31, 2001
CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:349 H85601


TARIFF NO.: 6302.91.0045

Mr. Ravi Singh
Advance International, Inc.
5720 Pointe of the Woods Dr.
West Bloomfield, MI 48324

RE: The tariff classification of glass towels from India.

Dear Mr. Singh:

In your letter dated September 8, 2001, received by this office on October 25, 2001 you requested a classification ruling.

You submitted a package containing 6 glass towels. The glass towels are made from 100 percent cotton woven fabric. The fabric is of a birdseye construction. They measure approximately 18 x 18 inches. All four edges are hemmed. The towels are white in color. The Explanatory Notes, which constitute the official interpretation of the tariff at the international level, states in part that the kitchen linen of heading 6302 includes tea towels and glass cloths.

The applicable subheading for the glass towels will be 6302.91.0045, HTS, which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: other: of cotton... other: towels: other: dish. The rate of duty will be 9.6 percent ad valorem.

The glass towels 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 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 646-733-3034.


Robert B. Swierupski

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