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NY M80479

February 23, 2006

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:349 M80479


TARIFF NO.: 6301.40.0020

Mr. John F. McManus
Itochu International Inc.
335 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

RE: The tariff classification of a blanket from China.

Dear Mr. McManus:

In your letter dated February 10, 2006 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is referred to as the “Pouch Travel Fleece Throw.” The blanket is made from 100 percent polyester knit fleece. It will be made in two versions with the type of knit as the only difference. Item 760 is stated to be a raschel knit while Item 752 is a microfiber weft knit. The blankets measure approximately 60 x 50 inches and the edges are finished with an overlock stitch. Located along one side of the blanket is a pocket or pouch made from the same fabric as the blanket. The pocket measures approximately 8.5 x 17 inches. The blanket rolls and folds up into this pocket for storage. Although the stored blanket has the appearance of and may be used as a pillow, it is not a pillow for tariff purposes.

The applicable subheading for the blanket will be 6301.40.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for 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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