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NY 870282

January 29, 1992

CLA-2-61:S:N:N3-I:356 870282


TARIFF NO.: 6103.42.1050

Mr. Martin I. Lichtblau
Nantucket Industries, Inc.
105 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10016

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

Dear Mr. Lichtblau:

In your letter dated December 17, 1991, resubmitted on January 2, 1992, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted garment, which you call an active trunk, is a man's pair of shorts which are constructed from 90 percent cotton, 10 percent lycra, finely knit jersey fabric. The garment which does not have a fly opening, features a two inch wide, fully elasticized waistband, and hemmed short legs. A label on the inner waistband reads "Brittania Sport".

The applicable subheading for this garment will be 6103.42.1050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, (HTS), which provides for: men's or boys' suits, ensembles, suit- type jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear), knitted or crocheted: Trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts: of cotton: Trousers, breeches and shorts: shorts: men's. The duty rate will be 17.1 percent ad valorem.

This garment falls within textile category designation 347. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of the Hong Kong are subject to a 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 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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