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NY A87399

September 18, 1996

CLA-2-62:PD:C:I21 PD A87399


TARIFF NO.: 6211.41.0055, 6110.20.2020

Ms. Lesley Krule
Isaac Mizrahi & Co. L.P.
14 Aquarium Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's shirt-jacket and sweater from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Krule:

In your letter dated September 5, 1996, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Two samples were submitted. Style 140 is a woman's 75% wool/25% silk woven shirt- jacket. The garment features a full frontal opening with five button closure, a collar, long sleeves with buttoned cuffs, a front and back yoke, two chest pockets with buttoned flaps and side vents. There are four panels in the front and three panels in the back. The body and sleeves are lined. All of the buttons are metal with an embossed logo. The garment reaches the hip. Style 2126 is a woman's 55% cotton/45% acrylic knitted sweater. The garment has a full frontal opening with no closure, a shawl collar, belt loops and long sleeves. The sweater has a pattern resulting from the type of stitches used and the collar and sleeve endings are knitted from contrasting yarns. There are more than 9 stitches per 2 centimeters measured in the horizontal direction.

The samples will be returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the shirt-jacket will be 6211.41.0055, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other garments, women's or girls': of wool or fine animal hair: jackets and jacket-type garments excluded from headings 6202. The rate of duty will be 16 per cent ad valorem. The applicable subheading for the sweater will be 6110.20.2020, HTS, which provides for sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: other: other: sweaters: women's. The rate of duty will be 19.9 per cent ad valorem.

The shirt-jacket falls within textile category designation 435 and the sweater falls within textile category 345. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong 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 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.


E. Julian Miller
Port Director

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