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NY I80508

April 18, 2002

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:N3:351 I80508


TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889

Ms. Rita M. Powell
FTD, Inc.
3113 Woodcreek Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515

RE: The tariff classification of a basket made from paper yarn from China.

Dear Ms. Powell:

In your letter dated April 10, 2002, you requested a ruling on tariff classification.

You submitted a round basket, catalog number 022126, approximately 5½” in diameter and 5” deep. The enclosed description reads:

The correct material should be 95% paper band, 5% bamboo. Paper is rolled into about 1/16” thin paper stripes [sic] and then the stripes are bonded together into about 5/8” wide flat paper band.

The rolled paper strips create paper yarns, ten of which are glued together to form a buldoc, a narrow fabric of parallel yarns without any crossing yarns, joined by an adhesive. The buldocs are then woven into the form of a basket; the shape of the basket is created by the bamboo at the top and bottom. The basket will be used by florists for floral arrangements, or a flower pot may be placed into it. A plastic insert will contain any soil and water.

Paper yarns, and the buldocs produced using them, are considered to be textile for tariff purposes.

The applicable subheading for this product will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other 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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