Mr. Michael E. Breyman
Kuehne & Nagel, Inc.
1840 Airport Exchange Blvd.
Erlanger, KY 41018
RE: The tariff classification of a body scrubber from Taiwan.
Dear Mr. Chen:
In your letter dated August 31, 1995, on behalf of The
Andrew Jergens Company you requested a classification ruling.
You submitted a sample of a mint green body scrubber. The
scrubber is made of 100 percent nylon loosely woven fabric. Two
of the edges are hemmed and the rectangular scrubber measures
approximately 29 by 98 centimeters. The item is used as a
massager and exfoliater in the bath.
The applicable subheading for the body scrubber will be
6302.93.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen
and kitchen linen: other: of man-made fibers: other. The duty
rate will be 11.2 percent ad valorem.
The scrubber falls within textile category designation 666.
Based upon international textile trade agreements products of
Taiwan are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.
The designated textile and apparel categories may be
subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements
applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. 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 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 212-466-5854.
Roger J. Silvestri