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NY K82978

February 18, 2004
CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:349 K82978


TARIFF NO.: 6302.60.0020

Ms. Jessica Sheets
P.O. Box 1028
Gonzales, LA 70707

RE: The tariff classification of a hooded towel from Turkey.

Dear Ms. Sheets:

In your letter dated January 30, 2004 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a hooded towel. The towel is made from 80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester knit terry fabric. It measures approximately 25 x 22 inches. A triangular piece of knit terry fabric is sewn to one corner of the towel forming a pocket. This pocket is used as a hood to cover an infant's head after a bath while the rest of the towel is used to dry off or to cover the infant. The phrase “I Love My Daddy”, a fish and sailboat are embroidered on the pocket. A knit fabric binding finishes the edges of the towel.

The applicable subheading for the hooded towel will be 6302.60.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: toilet linen and kitchen linen, of terry toweling or similar terry fabrics, of cotton towels: other. The duty rate will be 9.1 percent ad valorem.

The towel falls within textile category designation 363. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Turkey 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 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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