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NY 803865

November 2, 1994

CLA-2-62:S:N:N5:360 803865


TARIFF NO.: 6204.43.4030

Mr. Harold Dichter
Leyden Customs Expediters, Inc.
99 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013-2896

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

Dear Mr. Dichter:

In your letter dated October 28, 1994, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style 308688 (F/F 3761), is a dress constructed from two components. The bodice is constructed from 100 percent woven cotton denim and the skirt portion is constructed from woven fabric that is 60 percent polyester/40 percent rayon.

The dress features a denim bodice with spaghetti straps, a slim skirt and a full front opening secured by fourteen buttons (eight metal buttons on the bodice; six plastic buttons on the skirt). The bodice extends to the waist. The polyester/rayon component imparts the essential character of the garment.

In your letter, you provide the following information:


Cotton - 35 percent Cotton - 37 percent

Poly/rayon - 65 percent Poly/rayon - 63 percent

The applicable subheading for the dress will be 6204.43.4010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's or girls' suits, ensembles, suit-type jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear): dresses: of synthetic fibers: other: other: other: women's. The duty rate will be 17 percent ad valorem.

The dress falls within textile category designation 636. 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 categories 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
New York Seaport

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