Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Customs Proposed Change to Tariff Classification of Certain Flock Heat Transfers

In ruling letters NY J81335, of February 21, 2003, and ruling NY J80560, of February 13, 2003, both to Vanity Fair Intimates, L.P., Customs and Border Protection ("CBP" classified certain plastic flocked heat transfers in subheading 5601.30.00, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States ("HTSUS"), which provides for “Wadding of textile materials and articles thereof; textile fibers, not exceeding 5 mm in length (flock), textile dust and mill neps: Textile flock and mill neps.” At the time the rate of duty was 0.5% In ruling letter NY E85712, of August 19, 1999, to Explan International Trade Inc, CBP classified certain textile/PVC material used to heat transfer images to fabric or other surfaces in subheading 5903.10.25, HTSUS, which provides for “Textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics, other than those of heading 5902: With poly(vinyl chloride): Of manmade fibers: Other: Other.” At the time the rate of duty was 8%.

CBP proposes to revoke NY J81335, NY J80560 and NY E85712, as well as any other ruling not specifically identified, to reflect the proper classification of the merchandise. CBP now holds that the subject merchandise is classified in subheading 4908.90.00, HTSUS, which provides for “Transfers (decalcomanias): Other.” The 2015 column one, general rate of duty is free.

Comments must be received on or before January 22, 2016.

The notice of proposed revocation is in Customs Bulletin Vol. 49 No. 51, beginning on page 50.

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