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NY 861268

March 21, 1991

CLA-2-62:S:N:N3-I:360 861268


TARIFF NO.: 6202.99.0060

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

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

Dear Ms. White:

In your letter dated March 6, 1991, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style number 101J, is a woman's jacket manufactured from 100% linen, woven fabric. The garment has a full frontal opening secured by five thread-reinforced buttons, a tunnel drawstring at the waist, small lapels, and a large inverted pleat on the back. The garment also has long sleeves with single-button cuffs, a pointed collar, shoulder pads, and a patch pocket, with an unsecured flap, on each side of the chest. The sample is being returned under separate cover.

The applicable subheading for the garment will be 6202.99.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's or girls' anoraks, windbreakers and similar articles, of other textile materials. The rate of duty will be 3 percent ad valorem.

The garment falls within textile category designation 835. 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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