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NY 898248

June 17, 1994

CLA-2-62:S:N:N5:360 898248


TARIFF NO.: 6204.31.2010

Ms. Della Hardin
I.B. Diffusion
Chicago Apparel Center
Suite 170, Lower Arcade
Chicago, IL 60654

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

Dear Ms. Hardin:

In your letter dated May 23, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style 34216, is a woman's suit-type jacket made from 100 percent woven wool fabric with a full lining of 100 percent rayon. As requested, your jacket will be returned to you.

The long sleeved jacket is constructed from five vertical panels and has shoulder padding inserted between the lining and the outer shell. The jacket has a full front opening secured by a nine button closure and features a jewel neckline without a collar treatment; side vents; decorative contrasting colored cording on the lower sleeve edges and on the upper front; and a tailored, hemmed bottom that is slightly rounded at the front opening.

The applicable subheading for the jacket will be 6204.31.2010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's and girls' suits, ensembles, suit-type jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear): suit-type jackets and blazers: of wool or fine animal hair: other...women's. The rate of duty will be 46.3 cents/kg + 21 percent ad valorem.

The jacket falls within textile category designation 435. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to a visa requirement and are currently not subject to 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 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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