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NY L80747

November 10, 2004

CLA-2-54:RR:NC:TA:352 L80747


TARIFF NO.: 5407.10.0090

Mr. Kevin Huang
Far Eastern Textile Ltd.
207 Tun Hwa South, 35th Floor
Section 2
Taipei, Taiwan

RE: The tariff classification of greige100% filament polyester plain woven fabric from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Huang:

In your letter dated September 15, 2004 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, designated as TP2020, is a greige plain woven fabric composed of 100% non-textured filament polyester. It contains 7.9 single yarns per centimeter in the warp and 7.9 single yarns per centimeter in the filling. It has been constructed using 1000 denier non-textured filament polyester yarns in both the warp and the filling. Your correspondence indicates that the yarns that form this fabric have a tenacity of 68.87 centinewtons per tex. Weighing approximately 181 g/m2, this product will be imported in various widths ranging from 114 centimeter to 368 centimeters.

The applicable subheading for the greige plain woven fabric will be 5407.10.0090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from the materials of heading 5404, woven fabrics obtained from high tenacity yarns of nylon or other polyamides or of polyesters, other. The duty rate will be 13.6 percent ad valorem.

This fabric falls within textile category designation 620. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Taiwan 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 Alan Tytelman at 646-733-3045.


Robert B. Swierupski

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