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NY E84618

August 3, 1999

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:360 E84618


TARIFF NO.: 6206.30.3040

Mr. Michael Madden
Global Transportation Services, Inc.
895 Blue Gentian Road
Eagan, MN 55121

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

Dear Mr. Madden:

In your letter dated July 8, 1999, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Braun’s Fashions Inc. The samples submitted with your request will be returned to you under separate cover.

Style 0541 is a woman’s blouse constructed from 60 percent cotton and 40 percent polyester woven fabric. The blouse features long hemmed sleeves, a collar and a full front opening secured by five buttons. The garment is embellished with embroidery on the collar, sleeves and the lower portion of the body.

Style 0419 is a woman’s blouse constructed from 100 percent cotton woven corduroy fabric. The blouse features long sleeves with button cuffs, a collar, two chest pockets with flaps and a button closure, side vents and a full front zippered opening. The garments has a decorative design on the back panel and decorative stitching around the collar, pocket flaps and arm openings.

The applicable subheading for both styles will be 6206.30.3040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s or girls’ blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses: of cotton: other; other: other: women’s. The duty rate will be 15.9 percent ad valorem.

Both styles fall within textile category designation 341. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of 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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