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NY E87940

October 13, 1999

CLA-2-61: SF I30


TARIFF NO.: 6109.90.8030

Attn: John Imbrogulio
1617 Sixth Ave, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s knit tank top from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Imbrogulio:

In your letter dated September 28, 1999 you requested a tariff classification ruling. The garment submitted for a ruling, Style 14178, will be returned as requested.

The submitted sample, Style 14178, is a woman’s tank top of made from 55% ramie/ 45% cotton knit fabric. The garment features spaghetti shoulder straps, a square neckline, and a ruffled bottom.

The applicable subheading for Style 14178 will be 6109.90.8030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for t-shirts, singlets, tank tops and similar garments, knitted or crocheted: of other textile materials: other, women’s or girls’: other. The duty rate will be 16.5 percent ad valorem.

Style 14178 falls within textile category designation 838. 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.


Alice M. Rigdon
Port Director

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