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NY M83596

May 23, 2006

CLA-2-56:RR:NC:TA:350 M83596


TARIFF NO.: 5602.10.9090

Ms. Lorianne Aldinger
Rite Aid Corporation
P.O. Box 3165
Harrisburg, PA 17105

RE: The tariff classification of a needleloom felt material, for use in arts and crafts, etc., from China.

Dear Ms. Aldinger:

In your letter dated May 12, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling. We will be retaining one roll of material for our files.

The instant sample, which is identified as item #946211, consists of a needleloom felt material, which is composed of 75% polyester man-made fibers and 25% cotton, by weight. You state that this material weighs 2 - 2½ ounces per square yard and has many applications including arts and crafts.

The applicable subheading for the material, which will be imported as roll goods, will be 5602.10.9090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for needleloom felt and stitch-bonded fiber fabrics, of other than wool or fine animal hair. The duty rate will be 10.6 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 submitted sample is not marked with its country of origin. Section 134.11 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 134.11) provides in part:

Unless excepted by law...every article of foreign origin (or its container) imported into the U.S. shall be marked in a conspicuous place as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as the nature of the article (or container) will permit, in such a manner as to indicate to an ultimate purchaser in the U.S. the English name of the country of origin of the article, at the time of importation into the Customs territory of the U.S.

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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