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HQ 087178

August 27, 1990

CLA-2 CO:R:C:G 087178 JS


Michael Chee
Embassy of Singapore
1824 R Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

RE: Country of Origin of Knit Sweaters

Dear Mr. Chee:

This is in response to your letter of May 11, 1990, on behalf of Lee Yin Knitting Factory, requesting a country of origin determination for knit sweaters to be imported from Singapore.

The country of origin of textiles and textile products is determined by the application of Section 12.130 of the Customs Regulations. In determining the country of origin of textile and textile products which consist of materials produced or derived from, or processed in, more than one country, the imported article is considered to be a product of the country in which the last substantial transformation took place.

In order to determine whether a substantial transformation has taken place, the following additional information is required in order to issue a binding ruling:

1) the time involved in the various manufacturing or processing operations

2) the resulting changes after processing in each country

3) the complexity of the operations involved

4) the level or degree of skill and/or technology required at each stage of manufacture

We are unable to proceed with the ruling request without the above information. If we do not hear from you within thirty days from the date of this letter, we will assume a ruling is no longer required and close our file on this matter.


John Durant, Director
Commercial Operations Division

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