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NY 811686

June 27, 1995

CLA-2-62:S:N5:354 811686


TARIFF NO.: 6212.10.9010

Mr. Robert Persily
Freight Brokers International, Inc.
P.O. Box 960219
Inwood, NY 11096-0219

RE: The tariff classification of a brassiere from Peru.

Dear Mr. Persily:

In your letter dated May 31, 1995, on behalf of J. Crew, you requested a classification ruling.

Your submitted sample, style 32684, is a 100% cotton knit brassiere. The brassiere features elasticized shoulder straps, two vertical front seams and a 1" elasticized banded bottom.

The applicable subheading for style 32684, will be 6212.10.9010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), which provides for brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted: brassieres: other, of cotton. The duty rate will be 17.9 percent ad valorem.

Style 32684, falls within textile category designation 349. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Peru 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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