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NY E88824

November 19, 1999

CLA-2-61:LA:S:T:1:2:I12 E88824


TARIFF NO.: 6114.20.0010;6114.90.9010

Mr. James J. Kelly
Barthco Trade Consultants, Inc.
7575 Holstein Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153

RE: The tariff classification of women’s knit tops from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Kelly:

In your letter dated October 28, 1999, on behalf of Jones Apparel Group USA Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Style W25A4328 is a woman’s halter-style top constructed from 100% cotton knit fabric. The garment is a tube top with a strap attached to the front of the garment which reaches around the neck. The top has a straight hemmed bottom.

Style WICQ15668 is a woman’s tube-style top constructed from 56% silk/28% linen/18% cotton crocheted fabric. The garment has narrow shoulder straps and a ribbed knit bottom.

Style WICV15707 and W25A6348 are women’s knit camisole-style tops constructed from100% cotton crocheted fabric. Each garment features a scoop neck in front, shoulder straps which attach to the back with buttons, a straight back at the base of the armholes, and a scalloped bottom.

Your sample will be returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for Style WICQ15668 will be 6114.90.9010 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other garments, knitted or crocheted: of other textile materials: other: tops. The rate of duty will be 5.8% ad valorem. The applicable subheading for Styles WICV15708, W25A4328, and W25A6348 will be 6114.20.0010, HTS, which provides for other garments, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: tops: women’s or girls’. The rate of duty will be 11.2% ad valorem.

Style WICQ15668 falls within textile category designation 838. Style WICV15708, W25A4328, and W25A6348 fall within textile category designation 339. As products of Hong Kong, this merchandise is subject to a visa requirement and quota restraints based upon international textile trade agreements.

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.


Irene Jankov

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