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NY 893666





January 26, 1994

CLA-2-62:S:N:N5:360 893666

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 6211.43.0076

Ms. Lisa McSherry
Designs by Lisa
3410 Valley View Drive
Marietta, GA 30068

RE: The tariff classification of a ladies' vest from China

Dear Ms. McSherry:

In your letter dated January 4,1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Style HKN177 is a vest made from 100 percent rayon material that is of a hand macrame construction with alternating patterns of star weave and lateral ribbon pattern overlapped with a diamond swirl macrame. The vest features a full front opening without closure and a 10 inch fringe around the bottom. The edging is tightly wound macrame.

The applicable subheading for the vest will be 6211.43.0076, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for tracksuits, ski-suits and swimwear; other garments: other garments, womens' or girls': of man-made fibers... vests: other. The rate of duty will be 17 percent ad valorem.

The vest falls within textile category designation 659. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to quota restraints and a visa requirement.

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 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.

Sincerely,

Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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