CLA-2-63:S:N:N:3H-349 872406

Mr. Brian Johnson
Border Brokerage Company
P.O. Box B
Blaine, Washington 98230

RE: The tariff classification of a scrubber, a scouring pad, and a wiper.

Dear Mr. Johnson:

In your letter dated March 10, 1992, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Liberty Home Products. The first submitted sample, identified as a "Nylon Scrubber," is a knitted, 100 percent nylon scrubber made in Germany. The scrubber is made from a knitted, nylon tube which is melted closed at one end. The tube is rolled into a donut- shaped pad measuring 2 centimeters high and 10 centimeters in diameter. The item is held in place by a rubber band.

The second submitted sample, identified as a "Nylon Scouring Pad," is made in Korea. The scouring pad's stated component material is nylon. Laboratory analysis indicates that the pad consists of polyester and nylon nonwoven fabric containing a silicone dioxide quartz abrasive powder. The pad measures 15 centimeters on each side.

The final submitted sample, identified as a "Magic Wipe," is a woven, 100 percent rayon wiper made in Taiwan. The rectangular wiper measures 30 by 33 centimeters and is made from 8 layers of plain woven rayon. The layers are sewn together along parallel lines which are spaced at 5 centimeter intervals. The wiper's edges are sewn with an overlock stitch.

The applicable subheading for the "Nylon Scrubber" and for the "Magic Wipe" will be 6307.10.2030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up articles, including dress patterns: floorcloths, dishcloths, dusters and similar cleaning cloths: other...other. The duty rate will be 10.5 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the "Nylon Scouring Pad" will be 6805.30.5000, HTS, which provides for natural or artificial abrasive powder or grain...on a base of other materials: other. The item will be free of duty. 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