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NY E82243

August 5, 1999

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:360 E82243


TARIFF NO.: 6211.43.0060

Mr. John Imbrogulio
Nordstrom, Inc.
A/P, Import Office
1617 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-1742

RE: The tariff classification of women’s blouses from China and Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Imbrogulio:

In your letter dated July 8, 1999, you requested a classification ruling. The samples submitted with your request will be returned to you under separate cover.

Style 10545 is a woman’s blouse constructed from 69 percent rayon, 29 percent polyester and 2 percent spandex woven fabric. The blouse features a boat neck, 1 inch wide shoulder straps, a side zipper closure and contrasting colored capping around the neckline and arm openings.

Style 10548 is a woman’s blouse constructed from 53 percent nylon, 43 percent polyester and 4 percent spandex woven fabric. The blouse features a square neckline front and back, shoulder straps 3/8 of an inch wide, side vents and a back zipper closure.

The applicable subheading for both styles will be 6211.43.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for track suits, ski-suits and swimwear; other garments: other garments, women’s or girls’: of man-made fibers: blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses, sleeveless tank styles and similar upper body garments excluded from heading 6206. The duty rate will be 16.5 percent ad valorem.

Both styles fall within textile category designation 641. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China and Hong Kong are subject to quota restraints and a visa requirement.

The designated textile and apparel categories and their quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the U.S. Customs Service Textile Status Report, an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available at the Customs Web Site at WWW.CUSTOMS.USTREAS.GOV. In addition, 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 and should also be verified at the time of shipment.

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 Patricia Schiazzano at 212-637-7080.


Robert B. Swierupski

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