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NY I89098

March 17, 2003

CLA-2-59:RR:NC:TA:350 I89098


TARIFF NO.: 5903.10.2090

Ms. Heather Fust
Stafford Textiles Limited
2200 Lakeshore Blvd., W., Suite 308
Toronto, Ontario M8V 1A4

RE: The tariff classification of a PVC plastics coated textile fabric, for use in the manufacture of bags and luggage items, from Taiwan.

Dear Ms. Fust:

In your letter dated December 5, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The supplier is Formosan Rubber Group, Hsien, Taiwan.

The instant sample, identified as item PHN71, and navy blue in color, as described in your letter, consists of a woven fabric composed of a taffeta nylon man-made fibers (70D x 190T/ 58") that has been visibly coated/laminated on one side with a diamond embossed, compact polyvinyl chloride plastics material (PVC 82%, Nylon 18%). You provided the following weight specifications for this material which appears to contain a typographical error*:

Wt. Of Fabric: 60 g/m²
Wt. Of PVC: 270 g/m²
Total Wt.: 300* g/m²

The New York Customs laboratory tested the submitted sample and found it to weigh 268.1 grams per square meter. Additionally, they made the following determination concerning the ratio of the weight of the Nylon fabric vis a vis the PVC:

Wt. Of Fabric: 24.3%
Wt. Of PVC: 75.7%

The applicable subheading for the material will be 5903.10.2090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated, with plastics, with polyvinyl chloride, of man-made fibers, over 70 percent by weight of plastics. The duty rate is 0.4 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 George Barth at 646-733-3044.


Robert B. Swierupski

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