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NY 815904

November 14, 1995

CLA-2-61:R:N5:359 815904


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2020

Mr. Robert T. Stack
Siegel, Mandell & Davidson
One Astor Plaza
1515 Broadway, 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10036-8901

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's sweater from China.

Dear Mr. Stack:

In your letter dated October 13, 1995, on behalf of Liz Claiborne, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Style number SSII-016 is a woman's sweater vest constructed from crocheted and woven fabric. The back panel is constructed from 55% linen and 45% rayon woven fabric. The front panels are composed of 100% cotton crocheted fabric which is sewn over the 55% linen, 45% rayon woven fabric. The front and rear panels are lined with a woven acetate lining. The sweater features oversized armholes; a V-neckline; and a full front opening with a one-button closure. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The essential character of the sweater is imparted by the crocheted fabric; Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), General Rules of Interpretation (GRI)3(b), noted.

The applicable subheading for the sweater will be 6110.20.2020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's sweaters, crocheted: of cotton: other. The duty rate will be 20.3% ad valorem.

The sweater falls within textile category designation 345. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are subject to quota restraints and the requirement of a visa.

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. 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 the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Mike Crowley at 212-466-5852.


Roger J. Silvestri

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