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NY J80037

January 23, 2003

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:349 J80037


TARIFF NO.: 6302.92.0010

Mr. Alvin Chow
US JHI Corporation
2224 Evergreen Rd., Ste. #2
Middleton, WI 53563

RE: The tariff classification of a kitchen towel from China.

Dear Mr. Chow:

In your letter dated January 2, 2003 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a kitchen towel. The towel is made from 100 percent linen (flax) woven fabric. One end of the towel is finished with a cotton crocheted trim. The other end and two sides are hemmed. The towel measures approximately 16 x 29 inches. The front of the towel features an embroidered fish design. There are stripes printed along the sides of the towel. As requested the sample is being returned.

The applicable subheading for the towel will be 6302.92.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: other: of flaxtowels. The duty rate will be 0.2 percent ad valorem.

The towel falls within textile category designation 863. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China in category 863 are only subject to 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 646-733-3043.


Robert B. Swierupski

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