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U.S. Import and Export Data Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof HS Chapter 56

Overview

IMPORTS

2008 2020

Top Origin Country

Cn
China

Top Destination State

Nc
North Carolina

EXPORTS

2008 2020

Top Destination Country

Mx
Mexico

Top Origin State

Va
Virginia

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Import Export Rankings (2022)

U.S. Import Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 73rd (of 98)
U.S. Export Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 60th
Top Importing States California ($341,867,768), New York ($254,174,022), North Carolina ($215,590,723), and Texas ($180,723,182)
Top Exporting States Virginia ($378,024,255), Texas ($301,679,012), North Carolina ($301,655,476), and Tennessee ($142,704,757)
Top Countries Importing from the U.S. Mexico ($694,299,059), Canada ($507,576,139), China ($219,947,130), and Belgium ($85,672,057)
Top Countries Exporting to the U.S. China ($895,767,773), Germany ($227,242,165), Canada ($181,727,784), and India ($150,708,757)
CHAPTER 56
WADDING, FELT AND NONWOVENS; SPECIAL YARNS;
TWINE, CORDAGE, ROPES AND CABLES
AND ARTICLES THEREOF
XI
56-1
Notes
  • 1. This chapter does not cover:
    • (a) Wadding, felt or nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with substances or preparations (for example, perfumes or cosmetics of chapter 33, soaps or detergents of heading 3401, polishes, creams or similar preparations of heading 3405, fabric softeners of heading 3809) where the textile material is present merely as a carrying medium;
    • (b) Textile products of heading 5811;
    • (c) Natural or artificial abrasive powder or grain, on a backing of felt or nonwovens (heading 6805);
    • (d) Agglomerated or reconstituted mica, on a backing of felt or nonwovens (heading 6814);
    • (e) Metal foil on a backing of felt or nonwovens (generally section XIV or XV); or
    • (f) Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles of heading 9619.
  • 2. The term "felt" includes needleloom felt and fabrics consisting of a web of textile fibers the cohesion of which has been enhanced by a stitch-bonding process using fibers from the web itself.
  • 3. Headings 5602 and 5603 cover respectively felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics or rubber whatever the nature of these materials (compact or cellular).
    Heading 5603 also includes nonwovens in which plastics or rubber forms the bonding substance.
    Headings 5602 and 5603 do not, however, cover:
    • (a) Felt impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics or rubber, containing 50 percent or less by weight of textile material or felt completely embedded in plastics or rubber (chapter 39 or 40);
    • (b) Nonwovens, either completely embedded in plastics or rubber, or entirely coated or covered on both sides with such materials, provided that such coating or covering can be seen with the naked eye with no account being taken of any resulting change of color (chapter 39 or 40); or
    • (c) Plates, sheets or strip of cellular plastics or cellular rubber combined with felt or nonwovens, where the textile material is present merely for reinforcing purposes (chapter 39 or 40).
  • 4. Heading 5604 does not cover textile yarn, or strip or the like of heading 5404 or 5405, in which the impregnation, coating or covering cannot be seen with the naked eye (usually chapters 50 to 55); for the purpose of this provision, no account should be taken of any resulting change of color.
Additional U.S. Notes
  • 1. The term "of wide nonfibrillated strip", as applied to twine, cordage, rope or cables of subheadings 5607.41.10 and 5607.49.10, embraces products which contain more than 65 percent by weight of nonfibrillated polyethylene or polypropylene strip (whether folded, twisted or crimped) measuring more than 25.4 mm in width in unfolded, untwisted and uncrimped condition.
  • 2. Heading 5607 does not cover twine, cordage, rope or cables, of metal (section XV).
Statistical Note
  • 1. The term "salmon gill netting, of nylon or other polyamides", as used in statistical reporting number 5608.19.1010, means fish netting, of nylon or other polyamide fibers, consisting of monofilament yarns measuring not more than 0.806 mm in maximum cross-sectional dimension or multifilament yarns measuring not more than 233 decitex, or a combination of the foregoing, of double- or triple-knot construction, colored, having a stretch mesh size of not less than 10.5 cm and not more than 21.6 cm.
Compiler's Note
The provisions of subchapter II of chapter 99 (Miscellaneous Tariff Bills or MTBs), the provisions of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) found in General Note 4 and most product exclusions from the additional tariffs on products of China in subchapter III of chapter 99 expired on December 31, 2020. However, no endnotes or footnotes relating to these provisions have been deleted as of the issue date of this edition.

U.S. Tariff Rates

Heading/
Subheading
Article
Description
Unit of
Quantity
General Special
5601 Wadding of textile materials and articles thereof; textile fibers, not exceeding 5 mm in length (flock), textile dust and mill neps:
5601.21.00 Of cotton 3.6% Free (AU, B, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5601.21.00.10 Wadding, in the piece (223) kg
5601.21.00.90 Other (369) kg
5601.22.00 Of man-made fibers 6.3% Free (AU, B, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5601.22.00.10 Wadding, in the piece (223) kg
5601.22.00.50 Flocked swabs, other than articles of heading 3926 (669) kg
5601.22.00.91 Other (669) kg
5601.29.00 Other 4% Free (AU, B, BH, CL, CO, E*, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5601.29.00.10 Containing 85 percent or more by weight of silk or silk waste kg
5601.29.00.20 Of wool or fine animal hair (469) kg
5601.29.00.90 Other (899) kg
5601.30.00.00 Textile flock and dust and mill neps kg Free
5602 Felt, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated:
5602.10 Needleloom felt and stitchbonded fiber fabrics:
5602.10.10.00 Laminated fabrics (223) kg 12% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5602.10.90 Other 10.6% Free (AU, B, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5602.10.90.10 Of wool or fine animal hair (414) kg
5602.10.90.90 Other (223) kg
5602.21.00.00 Of wool or fine animal hair (414) kg 49.5¢/kg + 7.5% Free (AU, B, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5602.29.00.00 Of other textile materials (223) kg 6.3% Free (AU, B, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5602.90 Other:
5602.90.30.00 Laminated fabrics (223) kg Free
5602.90.60.00 Of man-made fibers (223) kg 6.3% Free (AU, B, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5602.90.90.00 Other (414) kg 52.9¢/kg + 8% Free (AU, B, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5603 Nonwovens, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated:
5603.11.00 Weighing not more than 25 g/m2 Free
5603.11.00.10 Impregnated, coated or covered with material other than or in addition to rubber, plastics, wood pulp or glass fibers; "imitation suede" (223) kg
5603.11.00.90 Other (223) m2,kg
5603.12.00 Weighing more than 25 g/m2 but not more than 70 g/m2 Free
5603.12.00.10 Impregnated, coated or covered with material other than or in addition to rubber, plastics, wood pulp or glass fibers; "imitation suede" (223) kg
5603.12.00.90 Other (223) kg
5603.13.00 Weighing more than 70 g/m2 but not more than 150 g/m2 Free
5603.13.00.10 Impregnated, coated or covered with material other than or in addition to rubber, plastics, wood pulp or glass fibers; "imitation suede" (223) kg
5603.13.00.90 Other (223) kg
5603.14 Weighing more than 150 g/m2:
5603.14.30.00 Laminated fabrics (223) kg Free
5603.14.90 Other Free
5603.14.90.10 Impregnated, coated or covered with material other than or in addition to rubber, plastics, wood pulp or glass fibers; "imitation suede" (223) kg
5603.14.90.90 Other (223) kg
5603.91.00 Weighing not more than 25 g/m2 Free
5603.91.00.10 Impregnated, coated or covered with material other than or in addition to rubber, plastics, wood pulp or glass fibers; "imitation suede" (223) kg
5603.91.00.90 Other (223) kg
5603.92.00 Weighing more than 25 g/m2 but not more than 70 g/m2 Free
5603.92.00.10 Impregnated, coated or covered with material other than or in addition to rubber, plastics, wood pulp or glass fibers; "imitation suede" (223) kg
5603.92.00.90 Other (223) kg
5603.93.00 Weighing more than 70 g/m2 but not more than 150 g/m2 Free
5603.93.00.10 Impregnated, coated or covered with material other than or in addition to rubber, plastics, wood pulp or glass fibers; "imitation suede" (223) kg
5603.93.00.90 Other (223) kg
5603.94 Weighing more than 150 g/m2:
5603.94.10 Floor covering underlays Free
5603.94.10.10 Of wool or fine animal hair (469) m2,kg
5603.94.10.90 Other m2,kg
5603.94.30.00 Laminated fabrics (223) kg Free
5603.94.90 Other Free
5603.94.90.10 Impregnated, coated or covered with material other than or in addition to rubber, plastics, wood pulp or glass fibers; "imitation suede" (223) kg
5603.94.90.30 Thermal bonded, of staple fibers (223) kg
5603.94.90.50 Obtained by mechanical entanglement, of staple fibers (223) kg
5603.94.90.70 Of filaments (223) kg
5603.94.90.90 Of staple fibers (223) kg
5604 Rubber thread and cord, textile covered; textile yarn, and strip and the like of heading 5404 or 5405, impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber or plastics:
5604.10.00.00 Rubber thread and cord, textile covered (201) kg 6.3% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5604.90.20.00 High tenacity yarn of polyesters, of nylon or other polyamides or of viscose rayon, impregnated or coated (201) kg 8.8% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5604.90.90.00 Other kg 5% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, E*, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5605.00 Metalized yarn, whether or not gimped, being textile yarn, or strip or the like of heading 5404 or 5405, combined with metal in the form of thread, strip or powder or covered with metal:
5605.00.10.00 Metal coated or metal laminated man-made filament or strip or the like, ungimped, and untwisted or with twist of less than 5 turns per meter kg 7.5% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5605.00.90.00 Other (201) kg 13.2% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, E*, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5606.00.00 Gimped yarn, and strip and the like of heading 5404 or 5405, gimped (other than those of heading 5605 and gimped horsehair yarn); chenille yarn (including flock chenille yarn); loop wale-yarn 8% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, E*, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5606.00.00.10 Containing elastomeric filaments (201) kg
5606.00.00.90 Other (201) kg
5607 Twine, cordage, ropes and cables, whether or not plaited or braided and whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber or plastics:
5607.21.00.00 Binder or baler twine kg Free
5607.29.00.00 Other kg 3.6% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.41 Binder or baler twine:
5607.41.10.00 Of wide nonfibrillated strip kg 2.7% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.41.30.00 Other (201) kg 4% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.49 Other:
5607.49.10.00 Of wide nonfibrillated strip kg 2.7% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.49.15.00 Measuring less than 4.8 mm in diameter (201) kg 7% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.49.25.00 Other (201) kg 9.8¢/kg + 5.3% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.49.30.00 Other (669) kg 3.6% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.50 Of other synthetic fibers:
5607.50.25.00 3-ply or 4-ply multicolored twine having a final "S" twist, containing at least 10 percent by weight of cotton, measuring less than 3.5 mm in diameter (201) kg 7% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.50.35.00 Other (201) kg 19.9¢/kg + 10.8% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.50.40.00 Other (669) kg 3.6% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.90 Other:
5607.90.10.00 Of coir kg Free
5607.90.15.00 Of jute or other textile bast fibers of heading 5303 kg Free
5607.90.25.00 Of stranded construction measuring 1.88 cm or over in diameter kg Free
5607.90.35.00 Other kg 3.4% Free (A*, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5607.90.90.00 Other (201) kg 6.3% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, E*, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5608 Knotted netting of twine, cordage or rope; made up fishing nets and other made up nets, of textile materials:
5608.11.00 Made up fishing nets 8% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5608.11.00.10 Hand-cast string-drawn kg
5608.11.00.90 Other (229) kg
5608.19 Other:
5608.19.10 Fish netting 8.5% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5608.19.10.10 Salmon gill netting, of nylon or other polyamides (229) kg
5608.19.10.20 Other (229) kg
5608.19.20 Other 5% Free (AU, B, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5608.19.20.10 Bait bags with draw string closures kg
5608.19.20.90 Other (229) kg
5608.90 Other:
5608.90.10.00 Fish netting and fishing nets kg 8% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, E*, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5608.90.23.00 Hammocks kg 14.1% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5608.90.27.00 Other (229) kg 14.1% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5608.90.30.00 Other kg 5% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5609.00 Articles of yarn, strip or the like of heading 5404 or 5405, twine, cordage, rope or cables, not elsewhere specified or included:
5609.00.10.00 Of cotton kg 2.9% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5609.00.20.00 Of vegetable fibers, except cotton kg Free
5609.00.30.00 Of man-made fibers kg 4.5% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
5609.00.40.00 Other kg 3.9% Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, E*, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)

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