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NY M80042

January 27, 2006

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:N3:349 M80042


TARIFF NO.: 6301.40.0020

Ms. Francine Marcoux
Hampton Direct Inc.
P.O. Box 1199
Williston, VT 05495

RE: The tariff classification of a blanket from China.

Dear Ms. Marcoux:

In your letter dated January 16, 2006 you requested a classification ruling.

The instant sample, identified as “35 Below Fleece Pocket Blanket” Styles #29400, 29402 & 29404, is a blanket. The blanket is made from 100 percent polyester knit fleece fabric. All of the edges are finished with a fabric binding. The blanket features a self-pocket with a zipper closure. The blanket resembles a pillow when folded and inserted into this pocket. Unfolded the blanket measures 60 inches x 80 inches and folded it measures 15 ¼ inches by 14 ¼ inches.

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

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

The blanket 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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