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NY E88567

November 4, 1999

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:3:353 E88567


TARIFF NO.: 6114.30.3070

Mr. Thomas A. Penksa
PBB Global Logistics
434 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202

RE: The tariff classification of Broomball pants from China.

Dear Mr. Penksa:

In your letter dated October 7, 1999, on behalf of Forest-Ice Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a pair of unisex broomball pants. Although you state that the pants are made of woven 100% acrylic fabric, examination reveals they are composed of knit 100% acrylic fabric. The pants have foam pad inserts on the sides and back of the pants to protect the player if hit by the ball or stick, and to protect the player if he was to fall. The large wide leg with hook and loop closure at the bottom enables a player to put kneepads under the pants.

The applicable subheading for the broomball pants will be 6114.30.3070, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Other garments, knitted or crocheted: Of man-made fibers: Other, Other: Women’s or girls’.” The duty rate will be 15.5% ad valorem.

The broomball pants fall 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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