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NY 860896

March 21, 1991

CLA-2-62:S:N:N3I:361 860896


TARIFF NO.: 6204.69.9040

Ms. Sonia Sengupta
Teximpor Inc.
7500 West Side Avenue
North Bergen, New Jersey 07047

RE: The tariff classification of women's trousers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Turkey.

Dear Ms Sengupta:

In your letter dated February 25, 1991, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a pair of woman's woven trousers. The outer shell is stated to contain 55% Ramie and 45% cotton fibers, while the pocket and waistband lining are both 100% cotton. The trousers extend from the waist area to the ankles, and feature a front zipper closure, two side slash pockets, one coin pocket, two sets of pleats on each side of the front panels, and a waistband with 8 belt loops.

As you have requested, the sample garment is being returned.

In general, garments are classified by the chief weight of the outer shell, without regard to the fiber content of pockets, linings and other items considered to be trimming. Therefore, the applicable subheading for the trousers will be 6204.69.9040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Women's...trousers...Of other textile materials. The rate of duty will be 3 percent ad valorem.

The trousers fall within textile category designation 847. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of India, Bangladesh and Indonesia are subject to visa requirements and quota restraints; products of Pakistan 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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