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NY 816981

January 2, 1996

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:5:353 816981


TARIFF NO.: 6217.10.9030

Mr. Stephen M. Zelman
Stephen M. Zelman & Associates
845 Third Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10022

RE: The tariff classification of a collar bandana from China.

Dear Mr. Zelman:

In your letter dated November 22, 1995, on behalf Sportsmed International, Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a collar bandana consisting of a woven cotton fabric with a nylon lining, and a hook and loop closure. It is designed to be worn loosely around the neck to provide warmth to the user. There is an opening at the end of the collar bandana were a heat packet can to inserted to provide additional warmth to the user. The collar functions much the same way as a dickie or mock turtleneck.

The applicable subheading for the collar bandana will be 6217.10.9030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up clothing accessories; parts of garments or of clothing accessories, other than those of heading 6212: Accessories: Other, Of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 15.4 percent ad valorem. The duty rate for 1996 will be 15.3 percent ad valorem.

The collar bandana falls within textile category designation 659. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are subject to quota 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 Martin Weiss at 212-466-5881.


Roger J. Silvestri

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