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NY K88148

August 18, 2004
CLA-2-63:RR:NC:N3:351 K88148


TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889

Joyce A. Frase
Traffic/Logistics Manager
Schott International Inc.
P.O. Box 7152
Akron, Ohio 44306

RE: The tariff classification of a lawn bag from China

Dear Ms. Frase:

In your letter dated July 21, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The item in question, identified as the Stake’N Rake Lawn Bag, is designed to sit on the ground so that leaves and other yard waste may be raked into it. The bottom is 78”L x 60”W and is made of coated polyethylene. The top is of polyethylene knitted mesh. It is held opened by a flexible fiberglass rod inserted around the front. Tent stakes, driven through four nylon webbing loops, secure it into the ground. A heavy-duty plastic zipper closes the bag around the front.

While the coated polyethylene is considered to be plastic for tariff purposes, we have determined that the essential character of the lawn bag is textile.

The applicable subheading for the lawn bag will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up textile articles, other. The rate of duty will be 7 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 Mitchel Bayer at 646-733-3102.


Robert B. Swierupski

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