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NY N017852

October 22, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6304.93.0000

Pilar Dorfman
E. Besler & Company
115 Martin Lane
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1309

RE: The tariff classification of a table cover from China

Dear Ms. Dorfman:

In your letter dated March 30, 2004, received by our office on September 29, 2007 you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Laminet Importers & Manufactures.

The submitted sample is identified as Item # FT36 “Green Felt Table Cover”. The cover is made from 100 percent polyester non-woven fabric. It measures approximately 36 x 36 inches. The cover has elasticized corners used to attach it to a card table.

You suggest classification of the table cover under heading 6307, HTSUS, as an other made up article. In your letter you make reference to a 2006 ruling letter issued on a table pad cover. The table pad cover that was the subject of that ruling was designed to enclose and store table pads. It was not used as a cover for a table.

The applicable subheading for the table cover will be 6304.93.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other furnishing articles, excluding those of heading 9404: other: not knitted or crocheted, of synthetic fibers. The duty rate will be 9.3 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 table cover 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 With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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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