CLA-2-58:S:COM:N6:351 881559

Mr. Michael Guluzzi
Excel International Co.
147-48 182nd St., Suite 201
Jamaica, NY 11413

RE: The tariff classification of beaded motifs imported in strip form, from Haiti or China.

Dear Mr. Guluzzi:

In your letter dated December 28, 1992, on behalf of Royal Craft Trimming Corp., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted two samples of fully beaded motifs, importer's style numbers 4648 and 5603. Both motifs have nylon woven ground fabrics. Item No. 4648 is a leaf-shaped motif with green plastic sequins. It measures 2 inches by 2 inches. Item No. 5603 is a circular-shaped beaded applique measuring 1 inch in diameter, and it has a large imitation gemstone surrounded by smaller plastic beads.

The samples are embroidered motifs in continuous strips. The strips of embroidery consist of a series of motifs connected by small sections of ground fabrics between each motif to form the strips. You indicate in your letter that after importation the motifs are to be cut and appliqued to dresses, gowns, etc. in order to enhance the appearance of the garment.

The applicable subheading for the embroidered motifs fall will be 5810.92.0040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides 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 8.4 percent ad valorem.

In your request you questioned whether or not this merchandise will be subject to visa or export license requirements when imported from Haiti or China. Merchandise classified in HTS 5810.92.0040 is presently not subject to any visa or quota restrictions. 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