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NY 899478

July 22, 1994

CLA-2-62:S:N:N5:360 899478


TARIFF NO.: 6204.49.1000

Ms. Karen Anarumo
Donna Karan New York
600 Gotham Parkway
555 Import
Carlstadt, NJ 07072

RE: The tariff classification of women's dresses from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Anarumo:

In your letter dated June 24, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted samples are constructed from knit and woven components. The knit component is 100 percent cotton and the woven component is 100 percent silk.

Styles 17043KB and 17013KB are identical except for length. Both dresses feature a jewel neckline, short sleeves and a high bodice of the knit component. The skirt portion is of the woven component and is lined. Style 17043KB falls above the knee and style 17013KB falls to mid-calf. The woven component imparts the essential character of the garments.

In your letter you state the surface area for style 17043KB to be 17.6 percent of the knit component and 82.4 percent of the woven component. The value is $2.06 for the knit component and $16.64 for the woven component. For style 17013KB the surface area is 12.2 percent of the knit component and 87.8 percent of the woven component. The value is $2.06 for the knit component and $25.63 for the woven component.

The applicable subheading for the dresses will be 6204.49.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's or girls' suits, ensembles, suit-type jackets and blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear): dresses: of other textile materials: containing 70 percent or more 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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