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NY 890794

October 20, 1993

CLA-2-61:S:N:N5: 359P 890794


TARIFF NO.: 6104.42.0010

Mr. James C. Latshaw
California Fashion Industries, Inc.
102 East King Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90011-2699

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

Dear Mr. Latshaw:

In your letter dated September 24, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style 947869C, is a woman's sleeveless dress constructed from knit and crochet fabric. The one-piece dress extends from the shoulder to below the knee area. The upper portion of the dress is constructed from 100% cotton, rib knit fabric; the lower portion, 55% ramie, 45% cotton, crochet fabric. The dress features a scoop neckline. Your sample is being returned as requested.

In your letter you state the following:

Surface Area Weight Value knit/crochet knit/crochet knit/crochet
70 30 60 40 27 73

The essential character of the dress is imparted by the upper portion of the garment; Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), General Rules of Interpretation (GRI)3(b).

The applicable subheading for the dress will be 6104.42.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's dresses, knitted: of cotton. The rate of duty will be 12.2% ad valorem.

The dress falls within textile category designation 336. 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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