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NY I88226

November 27, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:3:353 I88226


TARIFF NO.: 6217.10.9510

Ms. Joanne Balice
CBI Distributing Corp.
Claire’s Accessories
2400 W. Central Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195

RE: The tariff classification of a macramé belt from China.

Dear Ms. Balice:

In your letter dated November 1, 2002 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is Style 55167 Belt is stated to be made of “cotton cord.” Examination of the belt reveals that it is constructed of knotted macramé lace, which is considered a textile fabric. The belt features wooden beads, tassels at one end, and a round plastic attachment at the other.

The applicable subheading for the Style 55167 Belt will be 6217.10.9510, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Other made up clothing accessories; parts of garments or of clothing accessories, other than those of heading 6212: Accessories: Other: Other, Of cotton.” The duty rate will be 14.8% ad valorem.

The Style 55167 Belt falls within textile category designation 359. 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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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