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NY E81088

February 14, 2000

CLA-2-65:NEW:TOBI:H08 E81088


TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.2060

Mr. Kevin Maher
C-Air Customshouse Brokers
International Freight Forwarders
153-66 Rockaway Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434

RE: The tariff classification of a cotton baseball cap from China and Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Maher:

In your letter dated April 23, 1999, on behalf of Ben Elias Ind., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

A sample of the item you plan to import was submitted with your inquiry. Style number Y1461- Year 2000 Hat is a baseball cap which is constructed of a 100 percent cotton woven fabric. The hat features fiber optic illuminators that operate by battery to allow the hat to light up when turned on. The sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the hat will be 6505.90.2060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for hats and other headgear made up from lace, felt or other textile fabric other, of cotton not knitted headwear of cotton, other. The rate of duty will be 7.7 percent ad valorem. The hat falls within textile category designation 359. As a product of China and Taiwan 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 at the Customs Web Site at WWW.CUSTOMS.USTREAS.GOV.

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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