Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Upholstered Furniture Manufacturer Imports Flocked Fabrics from Israel

In two April 5, 2016, letter (N273746 and N273747) U.S. Customs and Border Protection ruled that two flocked upholstery fabrics, consisting of a substrate of 65% polyester and 35% cotton, coated with man-made fiber flock, is classified at 5907.00.6000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The rate of duty is zero. The fabrics will be imported by Flexsteel Industries, Inc. of Dubuque, Iowa. The unusual thing is the country of origin, Israel. The classification 5907.00.6000 covers many coated or laminated textiles including flock, and total U.S. imports from all nations totaled over $25 million in 2015, however, Israel is not one of the top shippers of this commodity, shipping under $1 million to the U.S. in 2015.

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