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NY E87355

October 19, 1999

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 E87355


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2075; 6114.20.0010

Mr. John Imbrogulio
Nordstrom, Inc.
Customs Compliance Department

1617 Sixth Ave., Suite 1000

Seattle, WA 98101-1742

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

Dear Mr. Imbrogulio:

In your letter dated September 14, 1999 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted two samples of women’s 95% cotton, 5% spandex, knit garments. The outer surface of these garments measures more than 9 stitches per 2 centimeters in the horizontal direction. Style number d9789 is a top with a partial inner lining which features an elasticized bottom and mesh fabric at the back. This lining is secured in the chest and back areas of the garment. The garment features adjustable/removable spaghetti straps, coverage straight across the chest at the front and back, and a hemmed bottom. The top extends below the wearer’s waist.

Style number d9790 is a pullover that features a boat neckline, ¾ inch length hemmed sleeves, and a hemmed bottom.

Your samples are being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for style d9789 will be 6114.20.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other garments, knitted: of cotton: tops: women’s. The duty rate will be 11.2% ad valorem. The applicable HTS subheading for style d9790 will be 6110.20.2075, which provides for women’s pullovers, knitted: of cotton: other. The duty rate will be 18.6% ad valorem.

The top and the pullover fall within textile category designation 339. 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.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 Mike Crowley at 212-637-7077.


Robert B. Swierupski

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