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NY 810895

July 10, 1995

CLA-2-61:S:N5:358 810895


TARIFF NO.: 6111.20.6040

Mr. James R. Barnes
Textile Home Classics
1450 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018

RE: The tariff classification and status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), of an infant's bib from Mexico, Article 509.

Dear Mr. Barnes:

In your letter dated May 24, 1995, you requested a tariff classification ruling on the status of an infant's bib from Mexico under the NAFTA.

The submitted sample, no style number indicated, is an infant's 82% cotton, 18% polyester bib. The garment is knitted terry with rib knit trim and has a knit textile tie back. You state in your letter that the garment will be imported in newborn and infant sizes ranging from age 3 months to 24 months.

You also state in your letter that the garment will be wholly made in Mexico, and the cotton yarn will be spun in the same country.

The applicable subheading for the bib will be 6111.20.6040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for babies' garments and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted, of cotton, other, other, other The general rate of duty will be 8.6% ad valorem.

The bib, being wholly obtained or produced entirely in the territory of Mexico, will meet the requirements of HTSUSA General Note 12(b) (i), and will therefore be entitled to a free rate of duty under the NAFTA upon compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and agreements.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 181 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 181).

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.

This ruling letter is binding only as to the party to whom it is issued and may be relied on only by that party.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport

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