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NY B88180

August 14, 1997

CLA-2-62-LA:S:T:1:2:I23 B88180


TARIFF NO.: 6204.53.3010; 6206.40.3030

Ms. Lennea Kearney
Cricket Lane
1411 Broadway, Room 1501
New York, NY 10018

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's blouse and skirt from Macau

Dear Ms. Kearney:

In your letter dated July 30, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted samples, styles 5455 and 5456, are a woman's blouse and skirt, respectively, constructed from 100% woven polyester fabric.

The blouse, style 5455, features a round neckline, a three-button opening at the left shoulder, short hemmed sleeves and a hemmed bottom.

The skirt, style 5456, extends to the mid-calf area, features an elastic waistband, a front flap sewn on the right side of the skirt and fastened with a single button to the left waist area and a hemmed bottom.

Your samples will be returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the blouse will be 6206. 40.3030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirt blouses: of man-made fibers: other: other: other: women's. The rate of duty will be 28.1% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the skirt will be 6204.53.3010, HTS, which provides for women's and girls' suits...(other than swimwear): skirts and divided skirts: of synthetic fibers: other: other: women's. The rate of duty will be 16.7% ad valorem.

The blouse falls within textile category designation 641 while the skirt falls within textile category 642. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Macau are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

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. 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.


Irene Jankov

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