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NY B88785

September 19, 1997

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:360 B88785


TARIFF NO.: 6211.43.0091

Mr. Arthur K. Purcell
Neville, Peterson & Williams
80 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's outerwear camisole from India

Dear Mr. Purcell:

In your letter dated August 15, 1997, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Pioneer Apparel, Ltd. The sample submitted with your request will be returned to you under separate cover.

Style 1272 (1265) is a woman's upper body garment, which you refer to as an underwear camisole, constructed from 100 percent rayon woven satin fabric. The garment extends from the neck and shoulders to below the waist and features non-adjustable shoulder straps approximately 1/4 inch in width, a somewhat shaped U-neckline, a hemmed bottom and a straight back. It consists of five vertical panels and features bias cutting for a closer fit, and a princess seam on both sides. The top edge of the garment is finished with a two-inch wide self-fabric facing which is not sewn down. The facing has a fusible lining which provides weight, stiffness and shape. The fabric, design and tailored finish of the garment are similar to that of outerwear camisoles worn by women with jackets or alone with slacks or a skirt as evening wear.

The applicable subheading for style 1272 (1265) will be 6211.43.0091, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other garments, women's or girls': of man-made fibers: other. The duty rate will be 16.7 percent ad valorem.

Style 1272 (1265) falls within textile category designation 659. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of India are subject to a visa requirement and quota restraints.

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. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Patricia Schiazzano at (212) 466-5866.


Robert B. Swierupski

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