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NY C81676

November 20, 1997

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:354 C81676


TARIFF NO.: 6212.10.9020

Mr. Arthur Danforth
Hyde Athletic Industries, Inc.
Centennial Park
P.O. Box 6046
Peabody, Massachusetts 01961

RE: The tariff classification of a sports bra from China, Hong Kong or Thailand.

Dear Mr. Danforth:

In your letter dated November 7, 1997, you requested a classification ruling on your line of Hind apparel. The sports bra sample will be returned as per your request. Please note that styles 27250, 17036, 99706 and 99707 have been reassigned to the appropriate National Import Specialist responsible for these separate commodities.

The submitted sample, style 24442, is a sports bra constructed of solid color 89% nylon 11% spandex knitted fabric with an inner front panel lining made of 92% polyester 8% spandex. The bra features a two ply front panel construction, a T-back with a "Hind" embroidered label sewn at the middle, elasticized arm holes and scooped neckline, and a heavy elastic band sewn in the bottom hem. Submitted copies of your catalog show the sports bra is also available in a printed fabric version as style 24542.

The applicable subheading for both styles will be 6212.10.9020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted: brassiere: other: other . . . of man-made fibers.

Both styles fall within textile category designation 649. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China, Hong Kong and Thailand are subject to quota 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 Brian Burtnik at 212-466-5880.


Robert B. Swierupski

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