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NY N005931

February 7, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889, 6307.10.2030, 8509.80.5095, 3924.90.5600

Tonya Simpson
International Brokerage Services
P.O. Box 20887
Atlanta, GA 30320

RE: The tariff classification of a pet towel, a lint and hair removal mitt, a fabric shaver, and a squeegee from China and Germany

Dear Ms. Simpson:

In your letter dated January 21, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, The Evercare Company, of Alpharetta, Georgia.

The submitted samples include a professional pet drying towel, a lint removal mitt, a fabric shaver, and a squeegee.

The “Professional Pet Drying Towel” measures approximately 23” x 19.5” and is constructed of non-woven viscose (rayon) fabric. You state that it is used for drying pets or soaking up spills.

The applicable subheading for the pet drying towel will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other made up textile articles, other. The rate of duty will be 7% ad valorem.

The Pic-Up Mitt (Lint and Hair Removal Mitt) measures approximately 6”W x 9½”H. It is constructed of pile fabric. It is worn on either hand (there is a hole for the thumb) and is designed to remove lint, dander, and pet hair from clothes, furniture, and pets.

The applicable subheading for the lint- and hair-removal mitt will be 6307.10.2030, HTSUS, which provides for other made up articles: floorcloths, dishcloths, dusters, and similar cloths: otherother. The rate of duty will be 5.3% ad valorem.

The Fabric Shaver is described as a “heavy duty battery operated fuzz remover.” It is intended, by use of rotating metal blades, to remove pilling and fuzz balls from sweaters and any knit fabrics. It is battery operated and has a self-contained motor.

The applicable subheading for the fabric shaver will be 8509.80.5095, HTSUS, which provides for electromechanical domestic appliances, with self-contained electric motor, other appliances, other. The rate of duty will be 4.2% ad valorem.

The Ergo Grip Squeegee is constructed of a hard plastic handle with a soft plastic blade. It measures approximately 9”W x 4”H and is designed to clean glass surfaces.

The applicable subheading for the Ergo Grip Squeegee will be 3924.90.5600, HTSUS, which provides for tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, of plastics: other. The rate of duty will be 3.4% 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 Mitchel Bayer at 646-733-3102.


Robert B. Swierupski

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