Import Administration
Polyester Staple Fiber from South Korea (A-580-839)

Scope Description:

For the purposes of this order, the product covered is certain
polyester staple fiber (``PSF''). PSF is defined as synthetic staple
fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, of
polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, inclusive) or more in
diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths varying from one inch (25
mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise subject to this order may
be coated, usually with a silicon or other finish, or not coated. PSF
is generally used as stuffing in sleeping bags, mattresses, ski
jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, and furniture. Merchandise of
less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) currently classifiable under
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') at
subheading 5503.20.00.20 is specifically excluded from this order. Also
specifically excluded from this order are polyester staple fibers of 10
to 18 denier that are cut to lengths of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in
the manufacture of carpeting). In addition, low-melt PSF is excluded
from this order. Low-melt PSF is defined as a bi-component fiber with
an outer sheath that melts at a significantly lower temperature than
its inner core.
The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in
the HTSUS at subheadings 5503.20.00.45 and 5503.20.00.65.\1\ Although
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs
purposes, the written description of the merchandise under order is

\1\ These HTSUS numbers have been revised to reflect changes in
the HTSUS numbers at the suffix level.