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NY N005703

February 7, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6303.92.2030

Sherry Sampson
Blair Corporation
220 Hickory Street
Warren, Pennsylvania 16365-0001

RE: The tariff classification of a window shade from Taiwan

Dear Ms. Sampson:

In your letter dated January 16, 2007 you requested a classification ruling.

The subject merchandise, identified as product #50752 (23 x64 inches), 50753 (27 x 64 inches), 50754 (31 x 64 inches), 50755 (33 x 64 inches), 50756 (35 x 64 inches), 50757 (36 x 64 inches) and 50758 (39 x 64 inches), is a cordless honeycomb pleated shade. It is made from a polyester non-woven fabric formed into cells. The shade does not have external cords. The raising and lowering of the shade is accomplished with interior cords and a spring mechanism. All of the mounting hardware is included.

 The applicable subheading for the window shades will be 6303.92.2030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for curtains (including drapes) and interior blinds; curtains or bed valances: other: of synthetic fibers: other window shades and window blinds. The duty rate will be 11.3 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 shade falls within textile category 666. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries. The textile category number above applies to merchandise produced in non-WTO member-countries. Quota and visa requirements are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information on quota and visa requirements applicable to this merchandise, we suggest you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” which is available on our web site at www.cbp.gov. For current information regarding possible textile safeguard actions on goods from China and related issues, we refer you to the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel of the Department of Commerce 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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