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NY E84225

August 26, 1999

CLA-2-61:I11 E84225


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2020, 6102.20.0010

James Kelly
Barthco Trade Consultants
7575 Holstein Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s sweater and anorak from Hong Kong.

Dear Mr. Kelly:

In your letter dated July 23, 1999 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Jones Apparel Group. The samples will be returned.

Style U21830478 is a woman’s knitted tank styled garment of 100% cotton. The garment measures less than nine stitches per two centimeters in the horizontal direction, has a round neck and shoulder straps measuring 1 ½ inches in width..

Style U1C475427 is a woman’s anorak of 100% cotton knitted fabric. The garment is lined with french terry and features a hood, long raglan sleeves with ribbed knit cuffs, a zippered frontal opening, front zippered pockets and a drawstring hem.

The applicable subheading for style U21830478 will be 6110.20.2020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sweaters, pulloversand similar articles, knitted or crocheted, of cotton, other, other, sweaters, women’s. The rate of duty will be 18.6%.

The applicable subheading for style U1C475427 will be 6102.20.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s or girl’ overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraksand similar articles, knitted or crocheted, other than those of heading 6104, of cotton, women's’. The rate of duty will be 16.4%.

Style U21830478 falls within textile category designation 345 and style U1C475427 falls within category 335. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong 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.


James C. Collingwood
Acting Port Director

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