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NY E81689

May 28, 1999

CLA-2-61:EPI25 E81689


TARIFF NO.: 6110.90.1060

Patrick D. Gill
Rode & Qualey
Attorneys at Law
295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

RE: The tariff classification of a womans cardigan and pullover from China

Dear Mr. Gill:

In your letter dated May 4, 199, on behalf of Rafaella Sportswear Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The garments submitted, Styles RG5569, RG5570 and RG5574, are constructed of a 75% silk, 25% cashmere knit fabric. The fabric is constructed with more than nine stitches per two centimeters measured in the horizontal direction.

Style RG5569 is a womans cardigan which features a full front opening secured by seven button closures, a square neckline, long sleeves and a straight bottom. Style RG5570 is a womans pullover which features a square neckline, short sleeves and a straight bottom. Both of these styles have a rib knit finish on the sleeves and bottoms.

Style RG5574 is a womans pullover which features a funnel-type neckline, long sleeves and a straight bottom.

The applicable subheading for the cardigan and pullovers will be 6110.90.1060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sweaters, pullovers..., and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of other textile materials: containing 70 percent or more by weight of silk or silk waste, other: womens or girls. The rate of duty will be 3.4 percent ad valorem.

These products are not subject to quota restraints or visa requirements.

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.


Acting Service Port Director

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