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NY E83152

August 26, 1999

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:WA:361 E83152


TARIFF NO.: 6204.62.4020

Mr. Alan Woodruff
Import Compliance Analyst
NY & Co.
Lerner, NY
460 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

RE: The classification of a pair of women’s pants and belt from Indonesia.

Dear Ms. Woodruff:

In your letter dated June 8, 1999, you requested a classification ruling for a pair of women’s woven pants and belt. The sample is being returned, as you requested.

Style 4968 is a pair of women’s pants constructed from 57% cotton, 43% nylon woven fabric. The pants feature a waistband with 6 belt loops; front zipper opening with a hook and eye closure; two back pockets; and hemmed leg openings. The pants will be imported, packaged and sold with a self-fabric belt. The belt features a hook and loop closure and a zippered enclosure on the outside of the belt. The area of the enclosure is similar to a pocket.

The pants and belt are considered to be a composite good, under the General Rules of Interpretation (GRI) 3(b). As such, they are classified as a unit under one tariff number, and one quota category number is applied to both the pants and the belt. The applicable subheading for style 4968 will be 6204.62.4020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’strousers: of cotton. The rate of duty will be 17.2 percent ad valorem.

Style 4968 falls within textile category designation 348. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Indonesia are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

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 Angela De Gaetano at 212-637-7029.


Robert B. Swierupski

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