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NY 852117

May 25, 1990

CLA-2-62:S:N:N3-I:360 852117


TARIFF NO.: 6202.13.4020

Ms. Katie Bayram
Spiegel, Inc.
Regency Towers
Oak Brook, Illinois 60522-9009

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's coat from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Bayram:

In your letter dated May 1, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, Spiegel style number V904 (catalog number 5253), is a woman's wraparound coat which is cut and sewn from woven fabric. Although you indicate in your letter that the fiber content of the instant garment is 100% polyester, a permanently affixed label, sewn into the nape of the neck, shows the fiber content as 65% polyester, 35% cotton. Accordingly, our reply to your ruling request is based solely on the actual physical characteristics of the submitted sample.

The coat extends approximately one inch below the midthigh and features a full frontal opening which is secured by a self- fabric sash. The sash is held in place around the waist by two thread loops and has a tassel permanently attached to each end. The coat also features a shawl collar; decorative piping extending completely around the edge of the collar and down the edge of each front panel; two patch pockets, on the front, located below the waist; shoulder pads; and a straight bottom.

The applicable subheading for the garment will be 6202.13.4020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's coats of man-made fibers. The rate of duty will be 29.5 percent ad valorem.

The coat falls within textile category designation 635. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to a visa requirement. The designated textile and apparel category may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes, to obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report On Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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