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NY L86086

July 15, 2005

CLA-2-94:RR:NC:N3:349 L86086


TARIFF NO.: 9404.90.9522

Ms. Yvonne M. Whitley
The Millwork Trading Co., Ltd.
1372 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

RE: The tariff classification of a portable poolside mat from China.

Dear Ms. Whitley:

In your letter dated June 29, 2005 you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Bed Bath & Beyond.

The merchandise at issue, identified as Style no. DJS-001, is a portable poolside mat with a built in pillow. The mat is made from a man-made fiber knit fabric laminated to a layer of plastic foam. Sewn to one end of the mat is a compartment with a zipper closure that contains a removable foam pillow. The compartment includes a small textile pouch that can be used for the storage of keys or a wallet. The rectangular mat measures approximately 24 x 50 inches. The mat rolls up and is held in place by means of a textile strap with a plastic buckle closure and two elastic loops.

The applicable subheading for the mat will be 9404.90.9522, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for mattress supports; articles of bedding and similar furnishing (for example, mattresses, quilts, eiderdowns, cushions, pouffes and pillows) fitted with springs or stuffed or internally fitted with any material or of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or not covered: other: other: other: other... with outer shell of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 7.3 percent ad valorem.

The portable mat falls within textile category designation 666. 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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