CLA-2-58:RR:NC:TA:351 B85277

Mr. W.J. Gonzalez
General Manager
Trans-Union Customs Service, Inc.
11941 S. Prairie Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250

RE: The tariff classification of motifs from China

Dear Mr. Gonzalez:

In your letter dated May 2, 1997 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client Silk Bead Incorporated.

You have submitted three samples of motifs that will be used for decorating dresses. Samples M5 and M357 are designs constructed out of plastic beads and sequins stitched to a backing of 100% polyester. Each sample measures approximately 9 by 4 inches. Sample St-7777 is also made of glass beads and sequins stitched to a backing of man-made fiber. This item will be imported in continuous lengths, but can be easily cut apart into individual pieces of approximately 1 by 1 inch separate articles that can stand alone as individual appliques.

The applicable subheading for the motifs will be 5810.92.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for embroidery in the piece, in strips or in motifs; other embroidery; of man-made fibers; badges, emblems and motifs. The rate of duty will be 7.1 percent ad valorem. This HTS subheading will not be subject to visa/quota requirements.

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 Jeff Konzet at 212-466-5885.


Paul K. Schwartz
Chief, Textiles & Apparel Branch
National Commodity
Specialist Division