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NY E88290

November 4, 1999

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:3 353 E88290


TARIFF NO.: 6114.30.3060

Ms. Kelley Rettger
Braemar Industries, Inc.

3676 Clarkston Rd., Suite B

Clarkston, MI 48348

RE: The tariff classification of a fishing vest from China.

Dear Ms. Rettger:

In your letter dated October 13, 1999 you requested a classification ruling. The sample will be returned to you as requested.

The submitted sample marked Q98-819A is a men’s fishing vest composed of knit 100% polyester mesh fabric and woven 100% cotton fabric. Approximately three quarters of the front and back portions of the garment is comprised of knit polyester mesh fabric and the remaining portion is woven cotton fabric. The garment has a full front zippered closure with two zippered pockets at the waist and two zippered pockets below the waist. The fishing vest has a game pouch at the back and four front pockets with hook and loop closures. The left front pocket also has a zipper. You have also requested classification of a garment with a 60% cotton/40% polyester blend within the woven portion. The classification of the garment would remain the same since the greater portion of the garment is comprised of the knit polyester mesh fabric.

The applicable subheading for the fishing vest marked Q98-819A will be 6114,30.3060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Other garments, knitted or crocheted: Of man-made fibers: Other, Other: Men’s or boys’.” The duty rate will be 15.5% ad valorem.

The fishing vest marked Q98-819A falls within textile category designation 659. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China 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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 212-637-7084.


Robert B. Swierupski

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