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NY H88143

February 14, 2002

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:N3:351 H88143


TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889

Mr. Mick W. Blakely
Border Brokerage Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 3549
Blaine, WA 98231

RE: The tariff classification of laundry bags from China.

Dear Mr. Blakely:

In your letter dated January 29, 2002, you requested a ruling on behalf of Esporta Wash Systems Inc., of Canada, on tariff classification of a mesh bag used to load sports equipment into a washer/dryer. The literature describes the bag as made of nylon mesh fabric that is stitched to a steel frame.

The bags are normally imported with the washer/dryer. In ruling H81467 the washer/dryer was ruled to be classified in subheading 8450.20.0090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for household- or laundry-type washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry; parts thereof: Machines, each of a dry linen capacity exceeding 10 kgOther. The mesh bag, if imported with the machine, would also be classified in this provision with the washer/dryer.

However, you state that the bags may be imported separately as replacement parts. You state that you believe the bags imported separately would still be classified in subheading 8450.20.0090 as parts. However, the Explanatory Note 1(e) to Section XVI, HTS, which includes Chapter 84, excludes textile articles as parts.

The applicable subheading for the mesh laundry bag, if imported separately, will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up textile articles, other. The general rate of duty will be seven percent ad valorem.

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 646-733-3102.


Robert B. Swierupski

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