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NY E87478

October 22, 1999

CLA-2-61:A:P: G34 E87478


TARIFF NO.: 6111.30.5040

Debra A. Maloney
Kamino International Transport, Inc.
514 Eccles Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080

RE: The tariff classification of a baby’s bib from China

Dear Ms. Maloney:

In your letter dated September 23, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling for GT. Enterprises, Inc.

The submitted sample is a baby’s bib made of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton knit fabric coated with polyurethane. The bib features an adjustable one snap closure at the neck, a four snap pouch at the bottom to hold spills, and a contrasting seam binding. The pouch can be unsnapped to lay flat for easy cleaning. The bib will be imported in babies’ sizes, small and large.

The applicable subheading for the baby’s bib will be 6111.30.5040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for babies’ garments and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted: of synthetic fibers: other, other, other. The rate of duty will be 16.5 percent ad valorem.

The sample will be returned to you as requested.

The baby’s bib falls within textile category designation 239. Based upon international textile trade agreements, as products from China, this merchandise is 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.


Anita Terry-McDonald
Port Director

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