Ms. Lynn Marshall
Hamco Inc.
P.O. Box 1028
Gonzales, LA 70707

RE: The tariff classification of Adult Disposable Special Needs Bib from China

Dear Ms. Marshall:

In your letter dated August 25, 2014, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted a sample identified as an Adult Disposable Special Needs Bib. You state that the adult bib is constructed of 22% nonwoven polypropylene, 27% polyethylene film and 51% paper. The bib measures approximately 29 inches in width by 15 inches in length. It is designed to cover the torso and is secured around the neck with a piece of tape. You stated in your letter that the bib is designed for oneā€“time use. These bibs will be sold to hospitals and home care facilities.

The applicable subheading for the Adult Disposable Special Needs Bib will be 9619.00.1100, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, diapers and diaper liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Of paper pulp. The rate of duty will be Free.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at

This merchandise may be subject to the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which are administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Information on the TSCA can be obtained by contacting the EPA at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Mail Code 70480, Washington, D.C., by telephone at (202) 554-1404, or by visiting their website at

Perfumery, cosmetic, and toiletry products are subject to the requirements of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA), which are administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Questions regarding FDA requirements may be addressed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Cosmetics and Colors, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740-3835, telephone number (301) 436-1130.

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 Albert Gamble at


Gwenn Klein Kirschner
National Commodity Specialist Division