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NY A86021

August 7, 1996

CLA-2-D:C:G27 A86021


TARIFF NO.: 6209.20.5030, 6211.42.0025

Maureen Choudhury
Silver Spoon
2507 Lakevale Drive
Vienna, VA 22181

RE: The tariff classification of a unisex cotton woven romper from China

Dear Ms. Choudhury:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 177) in response to your request dated June 21, 1996 and received in New York on July 19, 1996.

A sample was received of Style # 03A, a unisex romper. The garment is composed of 100% woven cotton fabric and features short legs, a snap crotch, and a partial frontal opening secured by four button closures. The short sleeved romper has a scoop neck, an embroidered patch pocket on each side, and a back yoke with a hanger loop. The garment is top stitched in a contrasting thread. Style # 03A will be manufactured in China, but purchased from Hong Kong and will be imported in infant sizes 6-24 months and toddler sizes 2T-4T.

The applicable subheading for the infants' size romper will be 6209.20.5030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for babies' garments and clothing accessories, of cotton, other, other, sunsuits, washsuits and similar apparel. The duty rate will be 9.8 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the toddlers' size romper will be 6211.42.0025, HTS, which provides for track suits, ski-suits and swimwear; other garments, other garments, women's or girls', of cotton, washsuits, sunsuits, one-piece playsuits and similar apparel. The duty rate will be 8.5 percent ad valorem.

PD A86021

The infants' romper falls within textile category designation 239 and the toddlers' romper falls within textile category designation 237. As products of China this merchandise is subject to visa requirements and quota restraints based upon international textile trade agreements.

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 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.

The sample is being returned to you.

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, with its control number, should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


David F. Greenleaf

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