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NY B89556

September 19, 1997

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:WA:357 B89556


TARIFF NO.: 6210.20.5000

Mr. Milton E. Kramer
Apparel Resources International
734 Almont Road
Far Rockaway, N.Y. 11691

RE: The tariff classification of a man's raincoat from Korea

Dear Mr. Kramer:

In your letter dated September 9, 1997, on behalf of Fabrini, Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The sample submitted, style number 5001, is a man's full-length double breasted style raincoat constructed of a shell composed of a woven 85% polyester microfiber/15% nylon fabric. You also submitted a swatch of visibly coated fabric which will be used in production for the shell of the garment. This fabric is a 156 x 96 microfiber woven fabric with a peach finish and a 600mm coating on the inner surface. The garment is lined with a woven 100% nylon fabric and features an additional zip-out liner. The zip-out liner is constructed of a woven 100% nylon fabric quilted to a non-woven batting on the body and of a woven 48% rayon/52% acetate fabric on the sleeves. You indicate in your letter that the same garment will also be imported in a single breasted version under style number 5000.

The raincoat has a full front opening secured by five left- over-right button closures, a self-fabric epaulet on each shoulder that is secured to the garment by a button closure, a self-fabric belt with a plastic buckle that is held to the garment by three belt loops, a self-fabric band with a plastic buckle around each sleeve cuff and two front slash pockets below the waist.

The sample is being returned to you.

The applicable subheading for the raincoats (styles 5000 and 5001), will be 6210.20.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for garments made up of fabrics of heading 5602, 5603, 5903, 5906 or 5907: other garments, of the type described in subheading 6201.11 to 6201.19: of man-made fibers: other. The duty rate will be 7.4 percent.

The raincoats fall within textile category designation 634. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Korea are presently subject to quota restraints 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. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist W. Raftery at 212-466-5851.


Robert B. Swierupski

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