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NY M81530

March 28, 2006

CLA-2-59:RR:NC:TA:350 M81530


TARIFF NO.: 5903.90.2500

Mr. Chris Hannan
Thomas J. Krenz, CHB
1405 Tonne Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

RE: The tariff classification of a woven polypropylene textile fabric, coated with polypropylene plastics, from China.

Dear Mr. Hannan:

In your letter dated March 21, 2006, on behalf of Cast Products, Elkhart, IN, you requested a classification ruling. The supplier is identified as Intertape Polymer Group, China.

A data sheet submitted with your inquiry indicates that two possible colors, a gray and a black, may be imported. This letter will address the black sample, which was submitted with your letter. This style, identified as RV 25(23) PP, consists of a woven fabric constructed from polypropylene plastic strips, which measure under 5 mm in apparent width, and, as such, are considered to be textile for tariff purposes. This material has been visibly coated on one side with a compact polypropylene plastics material. You state that this material has the following composition, by weight:

Wt. Of PP fabric: 133 g/m² (72%)
Wt. Of PP coating: 52 g/m² (28%)
Total Wt.: 185 g/m²

The applicable subheading for the material, which will be imported as roll goods, will be 5903.90.2500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for textile fabrics laminated with plastics, of man-made fibers, not over 70 percent by weight of plastic. The duty rate will be 7.5 percent ad valorem.      

This merchandise falls within textile category designation 229. 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 Deborah Walsh at 646-733-3044.


Robert B. Swierupski

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