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NY M85310

August 09, 2006

CLA-2-54:RR:NC:TA:352 M85310


TARIFF NO.: 5407.71.0015

Mr. Daimon Ponthieux
Blumenthal Print Works, Inc.
905 South Broad Avenue
P.O Box 13395
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125-1493

RE: The tariff classification of a bonded fabric consisting of a polypropylene/polyester blend jacquard woven face fabric laminated to a man-made fiber non-woven backing fabric from China.

Dear Mr. Ponthieux:

In your letter dated July 18, 2006 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, designated as style “Em Crown Blue Lam”, is a bonded mattress ticking fabric composed of a jacquard woven face fabric laminated to a man-made fiber non-woven backing fabric by means of a plastic adhesive which is not visible in cross section. The face fabric is unbleached and is composed of 65% filament polypropylene and 35% filament polyester. It contains 41 single yarns per centimeter in the warp and 16 single yarns per centimeter in the filling. The face fabric is characterized by an intricate woven design featuring a stylized floral motif. The backing fabric which functions to support the face fabric is a dyed man-made fiber non-woven fabric that weighs between 10 and 20 g/m2. Weighing 164 g/m2, the bonded mattress ticking fabric will be imported in 236 centimeter widths. Based on the relative weight, value and function of the component fabrics that form this composite product, it is the jacquard woven face fabric which imparts this item with its essential character.

The applicable subheading for the bonded fabric designated as style “Em Crown Blue Lam” will be 5407.71.0015, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 5404, other woven fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of synthetic filaments, unbleached or bleached, weighing not more than 170 g/m2. The duty rate will be 14.9 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/.

This fabric falls within textile category designation 620. At the present time goods that fall within this textile category designation that are produced in China are subject to both quota restraints and visa requirements. 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 Alan Tytelman at 646-733-3045.


Robert B. Swierupski

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