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NY E86873

October 1, 1999

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:WA:357 E86873


TARIFF NO.: 6204.63.3000; 6204.63.3510

Ms. Pattie Zimmerman
Charles M. Schayer & Co.
15210 32nd Avenue South Ste D
Seattle, WA 98188

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s pair of trousers from Sri Lanka

Dear Ms. Zimmerman:

In your letter dated August 20, 1999, on behalf of Cabela’s, Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The sample submitted, set number 91-0257, “Packable Rainwear Pant”, is a woman’s pair of trousers constructed of a shell composed of a woven 100% nylon fabric which has a polyurethene coating on the inner surface. In a phone conversation it was indicated that the trousers could be packed into the pocket of a jacket which will be imported and sold separately.

The coating is not visible as that term is defined in the tariff, therefore HTS 6210 does not apply.

The trousers have an elasticized waistband with an inner drawcord tightening. At the bottom of each trouser leg there is a snap closure at the ankle. The pair of trousers does not have pockets.

The sample is being returned to you as you have requested.

If the trousers pass the water resistance test specified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), Chapter 62, U.S. Note 2, then the applicable HTS subheading for the garment will be 6204.63.3000, which provides for other women's or girls’ water resistant trousers or breeches, of synthetic fibers. The duty rate will be 7.4 percent ad valorem.

If the trousers do not pass the water resistance test, then the applicable HTS subheading for the garment will be 6204.63.3510, which provides for other women’s trousers and breeches: of synthetic fibers. The duty rate will be 29.5 percent ad valorem.

The trousers fall within textile category designation 648. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Sri Lanka are presently subject to quota restraints 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.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 W. Raftery at 212-637-7076.


Robert B. Swierupski

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