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NY C82436

December 18, 1997

CLA-2-61 SE:TC:D I09 C82436


TARIFF NUMBER: 6110.30.3055

Rebecca Cheung
Federated Product Development
11 Penn Plaza
New York NY 10001

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's cardigan from China

Dear Ms. Cheung:

In your letter dated December 3, 1997, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style 84454, is a woman's cardigan style garment of 100% rayon finely knit fabric. The cardigan reaches mid-thigh, and features long sleeves, a hemmed bottom, and a single button closure just below the bustline.

Your sample will be returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the cardigan will be 6110.30.3055, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sweaters, pullovers, waistcoats(vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of man-made fibers, other, women's or girls'. The duty rate will be 33.5%.

Style 84454 falls within textile category designation 639. - Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to quota and the requirements 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. 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 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 this ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported.


Artis M. Morgan, Jr.
Port Director

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