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NY 881315

January 14, 1993

CLA-2-61:S:N:N3-I:356 881315


TARIFF NO.: 6105.10.0010

Mr. Rob Tarquinio
Roytex, Inc.
16 East 34th Street
New York, New York 10016

RE: The tariff classification of a man's knit and woven shirt from Thailand.

Dear Mr. Tarquinio:

In your letter dated November 2, 1992, which was resubmitted on December 14, 1992, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Style No. 702700 is a man's short sleeved shirt which is constructed from 100 percent cotton, jersey knit fabric and 60 percent linen, 40 percent cotton woven fabric. The knit fabric measures more than ten stitches per linear centimeter in both the horizontal and vertical directions. The garment features a rib knit spread collar; a partial front opening with six button closures; short, hemmed sleeves; an inset pocket on the left chest; and a hemmed bottom with side slits and a tail.

You have indicated in your correspondence that the visible surface area of the garment is 65 percent knit and 35 percent woven fabric. The knit portions consist of the entire back panel; the sleeves; a one and one- half inch wide strip on the upper portion of the front panel at each shoulder; the rib knit collar; and the top edge of the inset, welt pocket. The woven portions of the garment consist of the placket and the remainder of the front panel below the shoulder area.

As requested, your sample will be returned.

The essential character of the garment is imparted by the knit portion. Consequently, the applicable subheading for this garment will be 6105.10.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: men's or boys' shirts, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: men's. The duty rate will be 21 percent ad valorem.

This garment falls within textile category designation 338. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Thailand are subject to visa requirements and quota restraints. 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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