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NY L81320

December 28, 2004

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:349 L81320


TARIFF NO.: 6301.40.0020; 6307.90.9889

Ms. Leslie Araki
SST International, Inc.
P.O. Box 45055
Los Angeles, CA 90045

RE: The tariff classification of two types of travel blankets from China

Dear Ms. Araki:

In your letter dated December 13, 2004 you requested a classification ruling on behalf of It’s All Greek To Me.

You submitted samples of two items referred to as travel blankets. Style 21510 (Green) is a blanket that is made from 100 percent polyester knit fleece fabric. The blanket measures approximately 48 x 54 inches. A 6 x 11 inch flap made from a woven fabric is sewn to one edge of the blanket. The flap has a fabric handle. For storage and travel, the blanket may be folded, rolled and secured with hook and loop fasteners.

Style 21500 (Navy) is made from a laminated fabric. One side consists of a 100 percent acrylic woven fabric and the other is made from a textured polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheeting material. A thin layer of plastic foam is placed between the fabric and the PVC. This item measures approximately 47 x 53 inches and has a 12 x 7.5 inch flap sewn to one edge. The flap has a fabric handle. For storage and travel, this item is folded multiple times and secured with hook and loop fasteners. This style is not considered a blanket for tariff purposes as it is not primarily for protection against the cold.

The applicable subheading for the Style 21510 travel blanket will be 6301.40.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for blankets and traveling rugs: blankets (other than electric blankets) traveling rugs, of synthetic fibers other. The duty rate will be 8.5 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the Style 21500 travel blanket will be 6307.90.9889, HTS, which provides for other made up articles, including dress patterns: other: other: other other: other. The duty rate will be 7 percent ad valorem.

The Style 21510 travel blanket falls within textile category designation 666. The Style 21500 travel blanket falls under a subheading that is not assigned a textile category designation. Quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information as to whether quota and visa requirements apply to this merchandise, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” available at our web site at www.cbp.gov. In addition, you will find current information on textile import quotas, textile safeguard actions and related issues at the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel, at otexa.ita.doc.gov.

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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