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NY 899160

June 22, 1994

CLA-2-62:S:N:N5:360 899160


TARIFF NO.: 6208.99.6010

Ms. Mickie Holden
American Liaison Group, Inc.
108 East 38th Street
Suite 1404
New York, NY 10016

RE: The tariff classification of a unisex bathrobe from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Holden:

In your letter dated June 15, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Style 9321149 is a bathrobe constructed from two components. The outer shell is 100 percent woven silk charmeuse and the lining is 70 percent cotton/30 percent polyester terry knit. You have submitted catalog pages and size specs showing that the bathrobe is advertised and sized for both men and women.

The unisex bathrobe features a shawl collar, a full front opening with a tie belt lined with terry and long sleeves with turn back cuffs. The bathrobe also has one side seam pocket and extends below the knee.

The applicable subheading for the bathrobe will be 6208.99.6010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's or girls' singlets and other undershirts, slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pajamas, negligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles: other: of other textile materials: of silk or silk or silk waste... bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles: containing 70 percent or more by weight of silk or silk waste. The rate of duty will be 7.5 percent ad valorem.

Based upon international textile trade agreements, silk products of Hong Kong are currently not subject to a visa requirement or 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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