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NY K82481

January 26, 2004
CLA-2-62:RR:NC:3:353 K82481


TARIFF NO.: 6217.10.9530

Mr. Paul Leitner
Continental Agency Inc.
535 Brea Canyon Rd.
Walnut, CA 91789

RE: The tariff classification of a textile bracelet from China.

Dear Mr. Leitner:

In your letter dated January 13, 2004, on behalf of Calibre International, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a textile bracelet composed of woven man-made fiber fabric with EVA foam and a hook and loop closure. The textile base is dotted around the bracelet with small imitation jewels.

You suggest that the classification of the bracelet would be under heading 7117. The textile base imparts the essential character of the article. Chapter 71, Note 3 (g) clearly states that Goods of Section IX (textiles and textile articles) are not covered under Chapter 71.

The applicable subheading for the textile bracelet will be 6217.10.9530, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Other made up clothing accessories; parts of garmentsAccessories: Other: Other, Of man-made fibers." The duty rate will be 14.6% ad valorem.

The textile bracelet falls within textile category designation 659. 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 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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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