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NY N024013

March 10, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 5703.90.0000

Joseph R. Hoffacker
Barthco Trade Consultants
5101 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1404

RE: The tariff classification of a bathmat from India

Dear Mr. Hoffacker:

In your letter dated February 20, 2008 you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Big Lots Stores, Inc.

The submitted sample is identified as a Machine Tufted Bathmat, Item # PE-RG-1104. It is made from 100 percent cotton yarns that have been tufted into a per-existing woven base fabric. The edges of the rug are bound with a strip of fabric. The rug measures approximately 21 x 36 inches and has multi-colored stripe design.

The applicable subheading for the mat will be 5703.90.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for carpets and other textile floor coverings, tufted, whether or not made up: of other textile materials. The duty rate will be 3.8 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 John Hansen at 646-733-3043.


Robert B. Swierupski

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