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NY 888308

August 6, 1993

CLA-2-6l:S:N:NS: 359P 888308


TARIFF NO: 6110.90.0066; 6211.49.0080

Mr. Joel K. Simon
Serko & Simon
One World Trade Center, Suite 3371
New York, NY 10048

RE: The tariff classification of two women's garments from Chins.

Dear Mr. Simon:

In your letter dated July 15, 1993, on behalf of Accessory Network, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

In your letter you indicate four garments to be classified. However, you submitted only three garments. Upon further conversation, you requested a binding ruling for only two of these garments; style numbers K43112 and K4310077. Style number K43112 is a woman's vest constructed from crochet and woven fabric. The front panels are constructed entirely from 65% ramie, 35% cotton, fine yarns crocheted into a decorative openwork pattern. The back panel is constructed from 100% cotton, woven sheeting. The vest features a V-neckline; oversized armholes; and a full frontal opening with a tie closure. The bottom of the garment (front & back) is also finished with the crochet fabric.

Style number K4310077 is a woman's vest. The front two panels are constructed from 55% ramie, 45% polyester, brocade woven fabric. The back panel is constructed from 65% polyester, 35% cotton, woven fabric. The garment features a V-neckline; oversized armholes; a full frontal opening with a four button closure; two simulated flap pockets at the waist; and an adjustable tie on the back panel at the bottom.

Your samples are being returned as requested.

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

The applicable subheading for style K43112 will be 6110.90.0066, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's sweaters....vests and similar articles, crocheted: of other textile materials: vests, other than sweater vests: other: other. The duty rate will be 6% ad valorem.


The applicable HTS subheading for style K4310077 will be 6211.49.0080, which provides for women's tracksuits....other garments: of textile materials: other: vests. The duty rate will be 7.8% ad valorem.

Both garments fall within textile Category designation 859. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to quota restraints and visa requirements.

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 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.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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