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Section XI - Chapter 55
Manmade Staple Fibers
Note
1. Headings 5501 and 5502 apply only to manmade filament tow, consisting of parallel filaments of a uniform length equal to the length of the tow, meeting the following specifications:
(a). Length of tow exceeding 2 m (2.187 yds.);
(b). Twist less than 5 turns per meter (1.093 yds.);
(c). Measuring per filament less than 67 decitex (2.161 oz./10,000 yds.);
(d). Synthetic filament tow only: the tow must be drawn, that is to say, be incapable of being stretched by more than 100 percent of its length; and
(e). Total measurement of tow more than 20,000 decitex (645.098 oz./10,000 yds.).

Tow of a length not exceeding 2 m (2.187 yds.) is to be classified in heading 5503 or 5504.

Statistical Note
1. For the purposes of the woven fabrics of chapter 55, unless the context otherwise requires, provisions relating to one or more weaves embrace only those fabrics which (excluding selvage) are wholly of the specified weave or weaves, including combinations e xclusively thereof.

Schedule B No. and Headings Commodity Description Unit of Quantity Second Quantity
55 Manmade Staple Fibers
55.01 - Synthetic filament tow:
5501.10.0000 - - Of nylon or other polyamides kg
5501.20.0000 - - Of polyesters kg
5501.30.0000 - - Acrylic or modacrylic kg
5501.40.0000 - - Of polypropylene kg
5501.90.0100 - - Other kg
5502.00.0000 - Artificial filament tow X
55.03 - Synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning:
- - Of nylon or other polyamides:
5503.11.0000 - - - Of aramids kg
5503.19.0000 - - - Other kg
5503.20.0000 - - Of polyesters kg
5503.30.0000 - - Acrylic or modacrylic kg
5503.40.0000 - - Of polypropylene kg
5503.90.0000 - - Other kg
55.04 - Artificial staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning:
5504.10.0000 - - Of viscose rayon kg
5504.90.0000 - - Other kg
55.05 - Waste (including noils, yarn waste and garnetted stock) of manmade fibers:
5505.10 - - Of synthetic fibers:
5505.10.0020 - - - Of nylon or other polyamides kg
5505.10.0040 - - - Of polyesters kg
5505.10.0060 - - - Other kg
5505.20.0000 - - Of artificial fibers kg
55.06 - Synthetic staple fibers, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning:
5506.10.0000 - - Of nylon or other polyamides kg
5506.20.0000 - - Of polyesters kg
5506.30.0000 - - Acrylic or modacrylic kg
5506.90.0000 - - Other kg
5507.00.0000 - Artificial staple fibers, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning kg
55.08 - Sewing thread of manmade staple fibers, whether or not put up for retail sale:
5508.10.0000 - - Of synthetic staple fibers kg
5508.20.0000 - - Of artificial staple fibers kg
55.09 - Yarn (other than sewing thread) of synthetic staple fibers, not put up for retail sale:
- - Containing 85 percent or more by weight of staple fibers of nylon or other polyamides:
5509.11.0000 - - - Single yarn kg
5509.12.0000 - - - Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn kg
- - Containing 85 percent or more by weight of polyester staple fibers:
5509.21.0000 - - - Single yarn kg
5509.22.0000 - - - Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn kg
- - Containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylic or modacrylic staple fibers:
5509.31.0000 - - - Single yarn kg
5509.32.0000 - - - Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn kg
- - Other yarn, containing 85 percent or more by weight of synthetic staple fibers:
5509.41.0000 - - - Single yarn kg
5509.42.0000 - - - Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn kg
- - Other yarn, of polyester staple fibers:
5509.51.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with artificial staple fibers kg
5509.52.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair kg
5509.53.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with cotton kg
5509.59.0000 - - - Other kg
- - Other yarn, of acrylic or modacrylic staple fibers:
5509.61.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair kg
5509.62.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with cotton kg
5509.69.0000 - - - Other kg
- - Other yarn:
5509.91.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair kg
5509.92.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with cotton kg
5509.99.0000 - - - Other kg
55.10 - Yarn (other than sewing thread) of artificial staple fibers, not put up for retail sale:
- - Containing 85 percent or more by weight of artificial staple fibers:
5510.11.0000 - - - Single yarn kg
5510.12.0000 - - - Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn kg
5510.20.0000 - - Other yarn, mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair kg
5510.30.0000 - - Other yarn, mixed mainly or solely with cotton kg
5510.90.0000 - - Other yarn kg
55.11 - Yarn (other than sewing thread) of manmade staple fibers, put up for retail sale:
5511.10.0000 - - Of synthetic staple fibers, containing 85 percent or more by weight of such fibers kg
5511.20.0000 - - Of synthetic staple fibers, containing less than 85 percent by weight of such fibers kg
5511.30.0000 - - Of artificial staple fibers kg
55.12 - Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibers containing 85 percent or more by weight of synthetic staple fibers:
- - Containing 85 percent or more by weight of polyester staple fibers:
5512.11.0000 - - - Unbleached or bleached m2 kg
5512.19.0000 - - - Other m2 kg
- - Containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylic or modacrylic staple fibers:
5512.21.0000 - - - Unbleached or bleached m2 kg
5512.29.0000 - - - Other m2 kg
- - Other:
5512.91.0000 - - - Unbleached or bleached m2 kg
5512.99.0000 - - - Other m2 kg
55.13 - Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibers, containing less than 85 percent by weight of such fibers, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, of a weight not exceeding 170 g/m2 (5.014 oz./sq. yd.):
- - Unbleached or bleached:
5513.11.0000 - - - Of polyester staple fibers, plain weave m2 kg
5513.12.0000 - - - 3-thread or 4-thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5513.13.0000 - - - Other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5513.19.0000 - - - Other woven fabrics m2 kg
- - Dyed:
5513.21.0000 - - - Of polyester staple fibers, plain weave m2 kg
5513.23.0100 - - - Other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5513.29.0000 - - - Other woven fabrics m2 kg
- - Of yarns of different colors:
5513.31.0000 - - - Of polyester staple fibers, plain weave m2 kg
5513.39.0100 - - - Other woven fabrics m2 kg
- - Printed:
5513.41.0000 - - - Of polyester staple fibers, plain weave m2 kg
5513.49 - - - Other woven fabrics:
5513.49.1000 - - - - 3-thread or 4-thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5513.49.2000 - - - - Other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5513.49.9000 - - - - Other m2 kg
55.14 - Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibers, containing less than 85 percent by weight of such fibers, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, of a weight exceeding 170 g/m2 (5.014 oz./sq. yd.):
- - Unbleached or bleached:
5514.11.0000 - - - Of polyester staple fibers, plain weave m2 kg
5514.12.0000 - - - 3-thread or 4-thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5514.19 - - - Other woven fabrics:
5514.19.1000 - - - - Woven fabrics of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5514.19.9000 - - - - Other m2 kg
- - Dyed:
5514.21.0000 - - - Of polyester staple fibers, plain weave m2 kg
5514.22.0000 - - - 3-thread or 4-thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5514.23.0000 - - - Other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5514.29.0000 - - - Other woven fabrics m2 kg
5514.30 - - Of yarns of different colors:
5514.30.3100 - - - Of polyester staple fibers, plain weave m2 kg
5514.30.3200 - - - 3-thread or 4-thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5514.30.3300 - - - Other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5514.30.3900 - - - Other woven fabrics m2 kg
- - Printed:
5514.41.0000 - - - Of polyester staple fibers, plain weave m2 kg
5514.42.0000 - - - 3-thread or 4-thread twill, including cross twill, of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5514.43.0000 - - - Other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibers m2 kg
5514.49.0000 - - - Other woven fabrics m2 kg
55.15 - Other woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibers:
- - Of polyester staple fibers:
5515.11.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with viscose rayon staple fibers m2 kg
5515.12.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with manmade filaments m2 kg
5515.13.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair m2 kg
5515.19.0000 - - - Other m2 kg
- - Of acrylic or modacrylic staple fibers:
5515.21.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with manmade filaments m2 kg
5515.22.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair m2 kg
5515.29.0000 - - - Other m2 kg
- - Other woven fabrics:
5515.91.0000 - - - Mixed mainly or solely with manmade filaments m2 kg
5515.99 - - - Other:
5515.99.2000 - - - - Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair m2 kg
5515.99.9000 - - - - Other m2 kg
55.16 - Woven fabrics of artificial staple fibers:
- - Containing 85 percent or more by weight of artificial staple fibers:
5516.11.0000 - - - Unbleached or bleached m2 kg
5516.12.0000 - - - Dyed m2 kg
5516.13.0000 - - - Of yarns of different colors m2 kg
5516.14.0000 - - - Printed m2 kg
- - Containing less than 85 percent by weight of artificial staple fibers, mixed mainly or solely with manmade filaments:
5516.21.0000 - - - Unbleached or bleached m2 kg
5516.22.0000 - - - Dyed m2 kg
5516.23.0000 - - - Of yarns of different colors m2 kg
5516.24.0000 - - - Printed m2 kg
- - Containing less than 85 percent by weight of artificial staple fibers, mixed mainly or solely with wool or animal hair:
5516.31.0000 - - - Unbleached or bleached m2 kg
5516.32.0000 - - - Dyed m2 kg
5516.33.0000 - - - Of yarns of different colors m2 kg
5516.34.0000 - - - Printed m2 kg
- - Containing less than 85 percent by weight of artificial staple fibers, mixed mainly or solely with cotton:
5516.41.0000 - - - Unbleached or bleached m2 kg
5516.42.0000 - - - Dyed m2 kg
5516.43.0000 - - - Of yarns of different colors m2 kg
5516.44.0000 - - - Printed m2 kg
- - Other:
5516.91.0000 - - - Unbleached or bleached m2 kg
5516.92.0000 - - - Dyed m2 kg
5516.93.0000 - - - Of yarns of different colors m2 kg
5516.94.0000 - - - Printed m2 kg

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Foreign Trade | ftdwebm 7;ster@census.gov |  Last Revised: April 22, 2014