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NY 810786

June 23, 1995

CLA-2-61:S:N:N5:359 810786


TARIFF NO.: 6110.30.3035

Ms. Andrea Pietri
Aspen Forwarders & Custom House Brokers, Inc. 130 Church Street
New York, NY 10007

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's vest from United Arab Emirate.

Dear Ms. Pietri:

In your letter dated May 24, 1995, on behalf of Scotchmaid, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Style number XP9001 is a woman's 100% polyester, polar fleece, knit vest. The garment features a stand-up collar; oversized armholes; a full front opening with a zipper closure; two side slits; and a hemmed bottom. Your sample is being returned.

The applicable subheading for the vest will be 6110.30.3035, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's sweaters...vests, knitted: of man-made fibers: other: vests, other than sweater vests. The duty rate will be 34% ad valorem.

The vest falls within textile category designation 659. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of United Arab Emirates are subject to visa requirements.

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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