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NY N011217

May 30, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6213.20.1000

Kwai K. Ho
Sunroom Textiles, LLC
13894 Wake Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94578

RE: The tariff classification of a bandana from China.

Dear Ms. Ho:

In your letter dated May 10, 2007, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a bandana made of woven 100% cotton fabric trimmed with glued on rhinestones and hemmed on four sides. The bandana is square and measures approximately 22 inches, which is less than 60 cm square.

      Chapter 62, Note 7 states “Scarves and articles of the scarf type, square or approximately square, of which no side exceeds 60 centimeters, are to be classified as handkerchiefs (heading 6213). Handkerchiefs of which any side exceeds 60 centimeters are to be classified in heading 6214.” The item will be classified as a handkerchief of heading 6213.     

 The applicable subheading for the bandana will be 6213.20.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Handkerchiefs: Of cotton: Hemmed, not containing lace or embroidery.” The rate of duty will be 13.2% ad valorem. The textile category designation is 330.

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/.

With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries. 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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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