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NY 854907

August 28, 1990

CLA-2-62:S:N:N3H:354 854907


TARIFF NO.: 6212.10.2020

Ms. Beth C. Brotman
Siegel, Mandell & Davidson
One Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004

RE: The tariff classification of a man-made fiber brassiere from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Brotman:

In your letter dated July 30, 1990, on behalf of McCrory Stores, you requested a classification ruling. The sample is being returned to you, as requested.

Style 635, is a woman's brassiere. The cups are made from a knit openwork "lace-type" fabric of 100% nylon. The areas surrounding the cups and the sides and back of the brassiere are composed of 85% nylon and 15% spandex knit material. The garment also has elasticized shoulder straps and a textile rosette at the center front.

The applicable subheading for style 635, will be 6212.10.2020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted: brassieres: other... of man- made fibers. The duty rate will be 18 percent ad valorem.

Style 635 falls within textile category designation 649. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to visa requirements.

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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