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PD D87942

October 26, 1999

CLA-2-65:NEW:TCBI:H08 D87942


TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.2060

Ms. Ya-el Torbati
Delia's Inc.
435 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

RE: The tariff classification of a cotton corduroy hat from China.

Dear Ms. Torbati:

In your letter dated February 16,1999 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

A sample of the item you plan to import was submitted with your inquiry. Style number 15056 is a fisherman's style cap which is constructed of a 100 percent cotton woven corduroy fabric.

The applicable subheading for the cap will be 6505.90.2060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for hats and other headgearmade up from lace, felt or other textile fabric, in the piece other, of cottonnot knittedheadwear of cotton, other. The rate of duty will be 7.8 percent ad valorem.

The cap falls within textile category designation 359. As a product of China this merchandise is subject to a visa requirement and quota restraints based upon international textile trade agreements.

The designated textile and apparel category may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes, to obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report On Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Kathleen M. Haage
Area Director

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