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NY L85581

June 22, 2005

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:N3:349 L85581


TARIFF NO.: 6304.19.1000

Mr. Lawrence R. Pilon
Hodes Keating & Pilon
39 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1020
Chicago, IL 60603-1731

RE: The tariff classification of a bedspread from Pakistan and the Philippines.

Dear Mr. Pilon:

In your letter dated June 9, 2005 you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Medline Industries, Inc.

The submitted samples, identified as “Serpentine Snag-Less Thermal Spreads”, item number MDT218225WHIR and MDT218222WHIR, are bedspreads. Item number MDT218225WHIR is made from 55 percent cotton and 45 percent polyester woven fabric. It measures 66 x 90 inches. Item number MDT218222WHIR is made from 100 percent cotton woven fabric. It measures 72 x 96 inches. One bedspread features a decorative zigzag pattern. The other bedspread has a decorative twill pattern. Both spreads are hemmed at the top and bottom and have exposed selvedge on the sides. They do not contain any embroidery, lace, braid, edging, trimming, piping or applique work. Both items are principally used as bedspreads by hospitals and nursing homes The applicable subheading for the bedspread will be 6304.19.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other furnishing articles, excluding those of heading 9404: other: of cotton: other. The duty rate will be 4.4 percent ad valorem.

The bedspreads fall within textile category designation 362. 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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