CLA-2-58:S:N:N6: 351 886899

Mr. R. Lynn Thomas
Lin Lyn Trading Ltd.
P.O. Box 297
Woods Cross, Utah 84087

RE: The tariff classification of cotton embroidered motifs from China.

Dear Mr. Thomas:

In your letter dated June 1, 1993 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Four samples of 100% cotton motifs, item numbers CS102, CR102, CS103 and CR103, accompanied your correspondence. All four motifs consist of a small piece of woven fabric around which edging has been sewn. The edging has the appearance of battenberg lace, consisting of narrow fabric tapes that are folded over and stitched to form a lacy pattern. Items CS102 and CS103 are roughly square in shape and are approximately 2" and 3" across, respectively. Items CR102 and CR103 are roughly circular in shape and are approximately 2" and 3" in diameter, respectively.

These items are described in your literature as "doilies," but they do not appear to be designed primarily for table use. You indicate that they will be used to make craft Christmas ornaments.

The applicable subheading for these motifs will be 5810.91.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for embroidery in the piece, in strips or in motifs; other embroidery; of cotton, other. We assume that the items weigh 200 g/m2 or less. The rate of duty will be 8.4 percent ad valorem.

The motifs fall within textile category designation 229. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to the requirement of a visa and quota restraints.

The designated textile and apparel category may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes, to obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report On Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport