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NY D82804

September 30, 1998

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:3:353 D82804


TARIFF NO.: 6206.30.3040, 6204.62.4020

Ms. Judith L. Cassidy
Sports Edition USA
1483 Washington Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08361

RE: The tariff classification of a scrub shirt and pants from Sri Lanka.

Dear Ms. Cassidy:

In your letter dated September 17, 1998 you requested a classification ruling. Samples of the items were provided with your request.

The submitted samples are a unisex scrub shirt and pants. The garments are made of woven 60%cotton/40% polyester fabric. The scrub shirt is designed with short cap sleeves, a "V" neck, left breast pocket with a hook and loop closure and two waist level pockets. The pants are long pants with a draw-string waistband and a rear right side pocket with a button closure.

The applicable subheading for the scrub shirt will be 6206.30.3040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Women's or girls' blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses: Of cotton: Other: Other...Other: Women's." The duty rate will be 16% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the scrub pants will be 6204.62.4020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Women's or girls' suits, ensembles, suit-type jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear): Trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts: Of cotton: Other: Other: Other...Trousers and breeches: Women's: Other." The duty rate will be 17.3% ad valorem.

The scrub shirt falls within textile category designation 341 and the scrub pants within 348. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Sri Lanka 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.

The scrub shirt and pants would also be regulated by the Federal Trade Commission under the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act.

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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 212-466-5881.


Robert B. Swierupski

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