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NY 860120

February 19, 1991

CLA-2-61:S:N:N3-I:356 860120
TARIFF NO.: 6110.10.2010

Ms. Julie White
Nordstrom, Inc.
A/P Import Office
1321 2nd Ave.
Seattle, Wa. 98101

RE: The tariff classification of a men's knit sweater from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. White:

In your letter dated January 30, 1991, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Style No. 944 is a man's long sleeved knitted sweater constructed from 100 percent wool fabric, with suede leather inserts. The knitted portions of the garment contain 4 stitches per two centimeters measured in the horizontal direction. The garment features knitted portions which consist of the entire back panel; the front placket; a V-neckline with a full front opening and 5 button closures; long raglan sleeves with rib knit cuffs; two inset pockets at the waist; and a continuously knit ribbed bottom. The suede leather portions of the garment consist of the two front panels.

Your sample will be returned, as requested.

The applicable subheading for the sample will be 6110.10.2010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which pro- vides for: sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of wool or fine animal hair: other: sweaters: men's. The duty rate for the garment will be 17 percent ad valorem.

Style No. 944 falls within textile category designation 445. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to visa requirements.

The designated textile and apparel categories 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 sub- ject 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 already been filed, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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