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NY D84815

December 9, 1998

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:3:WA:355 D84815


TARIFF NO.: 6205.90.4040; 6205.30.2070

Ms. Allison H. Baron
Sharretts, Paley, Carter & Blauvelt, P.C. 67 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

RE: The tariff classification of men's shirts from China.

Dear Ms. Baron:

In your letter dated, November 16, 1998, on behalf of Polo Ralph Lauren you requested a classification ruling. as requested, the sample will be returned to you.

Your submitted sample, style 94 72 25135 is a men's woven linen shirt. The garment features long sleeves with two button cuffs, open sleeve vents, a partial lining, a collar, a full frontal opening secured with a five button closure, a breast pocket, two patch pockets below the waist and a hemmed bottom.

Style 94 72 25150 is a men's woven 52% viscose and 48% linen shirt. You state it is identical in styling to style number 94-72-25135. A sample was not submitted.

The applicable subheading for style 94 72 25135, will be 6205.90.4040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for men's or boys' shirts: of other textile materials: other, other. The duty rate will be 2.9 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style 94 72 25150, will be 6205.30.2070, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for men's or boys' shirts: of man-made fibers: other: other, other: other: men's. The duty rate will be 30.2 cents per kg. and 26.9% percent ad valorem.

Style 94 72 25135 falls within textile category designation 840. Style 94 72 25150 falls within textile category designation 640. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China 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 Gerard Shea at 212-466-5878.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity

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