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NY 886523

CLA-2-95:S:N:N8:224 886523


TARIFF NO.: 9506.91.0030

Mr. William J. Doherty
Liberty International, Inc.
470 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

RE: The tariff classification of an exercise vest from China.

Dear Mr. Doherty:

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 C.F.R. 177).

DATE OF INQUIRY : May 19, 1993

ON BEHALF OF : WDC Holdings, Inc.

MERCHANDISE : The submitted sample is an exercise vest composed of strips of woven polyester webbing measuring approximately two inches in width with six pockets secured by a zippered closure sewn thereon. Two of the pockets contain weights. The item has a plastic clip and is designed to be worn to provide weight resistance in an exercise regimen.

HTS PROVISION : Gymnasium or other exercise articles and equipment.

HTS SUBHEADING : 9506.91.0030

RATE OF DUTY : 4.64 percent ad valorem

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.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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