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NY 877242

OCTOBER 2, 1992

CLA-2-62:S:N:N3I:357 877242


TARIFF NO.: 6202.93.5010

Mr. Paul John Crowley
Sharretts, Paley, Carter & Blauvelt, P.C. Sixty-seven Broad Street
New York, N.Y. 10004

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's jacket from Korea; Teflon; water resistance.

Dear Mr. Crowley:

In your letter dated August 11, 1992, you requested a classification ruling.

The sample submitted, style number 93248/93250/93251/33260, is a woman's thigh-length jacket. The jacket is constructed of an outershell composed of a woven 100% polyester microfiber fabric which is stated to be coated with a 600mm application of Teflon rendering the garment water resistant. The jacket is lined with a woven 50% nylon/50% acetate fabric quilted to a non-woven polyester fiber fill.

The garment has a full front opening secured by a heavy- duty zipper. An overlapping flap with two buttons covers the zipper area. The jacket's integral hood features a detachable fur ruff which is held to the garment by eight buttons. There are slanted front chest pockets, a double drawcord tightening at the waist, two oversized front pockets below the waist and a double drawcord tightening at the bottom hem. The sleeve cuffs are elasticized and have an adjustable buttoned tab.

The sample is being returned to you as you have requested.

This garment was tested by the U.S. Customs laboratory and was found not to meet the requirements for water resistance specified in HTS Chapter 62 Additional U.S. Note 2. Therefore, the applicable HTS subheading for the garment will be 6202.93.5010, which provides for other women's anoraks, windbreakers and similar articles of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 29.5 percent ad valorem.

The jacket falls within textile category designation 635. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Korea are presently subject to quota restraints and the requirement of a visa.

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 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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