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NY 804106

November 14, 1994

CLA-2-65:S:N:N5:353 804106


TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.2000, 6214.90.0010, 6115.93.2020

Ms. Kim Caruso
Expeditors International
849 Thomas Drive
Bensenville, Illinois 60106

RE: The tariff classification of bandana hats, bandana, and socks from China.

Dear Mr. Caruso:

In your letter dated November 2, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The four submitted samples are: 1- bandana hat, 2- bandana hat with straw peak, 3- bandana and 4- socks. 1- The bandana hat is composed of 100% woven cotton fabric. It resembles a bandana and has a 1/2 wide circular elastic sewn inside shaping the headwear. 2- The bandana hat consists of 100% woven cotton fabric with a straw peak and headband shaping the hat. The third item is a square bandana consisting of 100% woven cotton fabric. 4- The socks are composed of 80% acrylic and 20% nylon knit fabric.

The applicable subheading for the bandana hats is 6505.90.2060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for hats and other headgear, knitted or crocheted, or made up from lace, felt or other textile fabric, in the piece (but not in strips), whether or bot lined or trimmed; hair-nets of ay material, whether or not lined or trimmed: Other: Of cotton, flax or both: Not knitted: Certified hand-loomed and folklore products; and headwear of cotton. The rate of duty will be 8 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the bandana is 6214.90.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for shawls, scarves, mufflers, matillas, veils and the like: Of other textile materials, of cotton.

The applicable subheading for the socks is 6115.93.2020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Pantyhose, tights stockings, socks and other hosiery, including stockings for varicose veins, and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted: Other: Of synthetic fibers: Other, other. The rate of duty will be 15.5 percent ad valorem.

The bandana and bandana hats fall within textile category designation 359. the socks fall within textile category designation 632. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to quota and a requirement of a visa.

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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