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January 7, 1999

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:354 D86137


TARIFF NO.: 6116.92.8800; 6117.10.6010; 6304.93.0000

Mr. John A. Carrier
World Bazaars, Inc.
2400 Yates Avenue
Commerce, California 90040

RE: The tariff classification of wearing apparel and a mantel shelf cover from China.

Dear Mr. Carrier:

In your letter dated December 17, 1998, you requested a classification ruling.

Four samples were submitted for review. Styles ZY98006-1A and ZY98006-2A are 65% cotton 35% polyester string-knit mittens with folded over ribbed knit cuffs. The mittens feature a knitted fabric snowman sewn on the glove backside. The two mitten styles are the same except for the coloration of the snowman’s scarf and hat.

Style ZY-98006-2 is a children’s size scarf approximately 40 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide constructed of a 65% cotton 35% polyester knitted fabric. The scarf features knitted fabric snowmen sewn on both ends.

The last item is a decorative mantle shelf cover approximately 70 inches long and 10 inches wide with 8 inch points onto which a hanging bell is attached on the point tips. The mantle shelf cover is constructed of a woven polyester fabric with various celestial objects silk screen printed on the face of the body.

The applicable subheading for styles ZY98006-1A and ZY98006-2A will be 6116.92.8800, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted: other: of cotton: other: other: without fourchettes. The duty rate will be 9.7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style ZY98006-2 will be 6117.10.6010, HTS, which provides for Other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crotched; knitted or crocheted parts of garments or of clothing accessories: shawls, scarves, mufflers, antillas, veils and the like: other . . . of cotton. The duty rate will be 9.8 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the decorative mantle shelf cover will be 6304.93.0000, HTS, which provides for Other furnishing articles, excluding those of heading 9404: other: not knitted or crocheted, of synthetic fibers. The duty rate will be 10 percent ad valorem.

Styles ZY98006-1A and ZY98006-2A fall within textile category designation 331, style ZY98006-2 falls within textile category designation 359 and the mantle shelf cover within textile category designation 666. 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 Brian Burtnik at 212-466-5880.


Robert B. Swierupski

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