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NY J87470

August 8, 2003

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:349 J87470


TARIFF NO.: 6302.93.1000

Ms. Irene Kwok
CDP Asia Ltd. c/o Mr. Zakir Ally
127 W 57th
New York, NY 10017

RE: The tariff classification of bath mitt from China.

Dear Ms. Kwok:

In your letter dated July 14, 2003 you requested a classification ruling.

The instant sample, identified as C-86735A, is a bath mitt. The mitt is stylized to resemble a ladybug. The outer shell is made from a 100 percent polyester knit terry fabric. One side of the mitt features knit pile appliques. It has an opening at the bottom used for the insertion of a hand. The mitt measures approximately 6 inches in diameter.

The applicable subheading for the bath mitt will be 6302.93.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: other: of man-made fibers: pile or tufted construction. The duty rate will be 6.3 percent ad valorem.

The mitt falls within textile category designation 666. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are not subject to quota or visa requirements.

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 Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas, which is available at our Web site at www.cbp.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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