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NY L89009

December 8, 2005

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:N3:351 L89009


TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889

Robert Pfriender
Allied International Development, Ltd.
3 Steuben Drive
Jericho, NY 11753

RE: The tariff classification of a respirator facemask from Taiwan

Dear Mr. Pfriender:

In your letter dated November 21, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a facemask that is identified as a “Disposable Particulate Respirator.” The mask is made of non-woven synthetic fiber with elastic straps. It measures approximately 7”W x 7”H. The two straps, which fit around the head, measure approximately 9”. You state that the principal use of the mask is for protection of healthcare workers, law enforcement personnel, first responders, and other persons against Avian Influenza, bacteria, etc.

The applicable subheading for the “Disposable Particulate Respirator” will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUSA), which provides for other made up textile articles, other. The rate of duty will be 7 percent ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUSA and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

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 Mitchel Bayer at 646-733-3102.


Robert B. Swierupski

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