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NY L82105

January 20, 2005

CLA-2-54:RR:NC:TA:352 L82105


TARIFF NO.: 5407.61.9925

Ms. Susan Xu
DiDi International, Inc.
724 N. Bel Aire Terrace
Palatine, IL 60074

RE: The tariff classification of a dyed 100% filament polyester satin woven fabric from China.

Dear Ms. Xu:

In your letter dated January 2, 2004 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, designated as style 54-TT23-0396, is a dyed satin woven fabric composed of 100% non-textured filament polyester. Weighing 100 g/m2, this fabric will be imported in 147 centimeter widths. Your correspondence indicates that this product will be used in the manufacture of graduation gowns.

The applicable subheading for the satin woven fabric will be 5407.61.9925, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 5404, other woven fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of polyester filaments, containing 85 percent or more by weight of non-textured polyester filaments, other, other, dyed, weighing not more than 170 g/m2, flat fabrics. The duty rate will be 14.9 percent ad valorem.

This fabric falls within textile category designation 619. 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 Alan Tytelman at 646-733-3045.


Robert B. Swierupski

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