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NY A81992

April 18, 1996

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:WA:359 A81992


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2035

Ms. Kathy S. Harrison
Belle Pointe
26 Israel Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081-2123

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's knit vest from Hong Kong, China and Turkey.

Dear Ms. Harrison:

In your letter dated March 22, 1996 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style number 24617027 is a woman's sleeveless vest constructed from 80% cotton, 20% polyester, knit fabric(front panels) that is napped on the inside surface, and 100% cotton, woven fabric(back panel). The outer surface of the knit fabric measures more than 9 stitches per 2 centimeters in the horizontal direction. The vest features a V-neckline; oversized armholes; and a full front opening with 4 button closures. The front section of the armholes, the V-neck, the placket, and the bottom of the front panels have piped edging. Decorative designs are embroidered on the front panels.

Your sample is being returned as requested.

The essential character of the vest is imparted by the front knit panels. Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States(HTS), General Rules of Interpretation(GRI),3(b), noted.

The applicable subheading for the vest will be 6110.20.2035, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's vests, other than sweater vests, knitted: of cotton: other. The duty rate will be 19.9% ad valorem.

The vest falls within textile category designation 359. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Hong Kong and China are subject to quota restraints and the requirement of a visa. When imported from Turkey, this product is not subject to quota restraints or 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. 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 Part 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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