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NY N004455

January 9, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 3924.90.5500

Ms. Patty Messenger
Western Overseas Corp.
4111-K Rose Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

RE: The tariff classification of a drying cloth from China

Dear Ms. Messenger:

In your letter dated December 12, 2006, on behalf of Carrand Companies Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample submitted with your letter is a highly absorbent drying towel made of cellular polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) with a substrate of woven fabric completely embedded in the PVA material. The cloth is rectangular, measures approximately 24 inches by 16½ inches, and has rounded corners. Although this particular cloth will be marketed for automotive use, it is of a class or kind of general purpose cleaning and drying cloth principally used in and around the home.

The sample is being returned as you requested.

The applicable subheading for the PVA drying cloth will be 3924.90.5500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, of plastics: other: other. The rate of duty will be 3.4 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 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 Joan Mazzola at 646-733-3023.


Robert B. Swierupski

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