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NY E88989

December 8, 1999

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 E88989


TARIFF NO.: 6110.90.9038

Mr. William F. Sullivan
MSAS Global Logistics, Inc.
248-06 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11422, USA

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s sweater and scarf from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Sullivan:

In your letter dated November 17, 1999, on behalf of Newport News, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The submitted sample, style number F00-01-034, is a woman’s 55% silk, 15% cotton, 15% acrylic, 15% wool, knit sweater with a rib knit scarf, permanently attached at the shoulder. The outer surface of the fabric measures less than 9 stitches per 2 centimeters in the horizontal direction. The sweater features a V-neckline, long sleeves with ribbed cuffs, and a ribbed bottom.

The sweater and the scarf are considered composite goods. The essential character is imparted by the sweater, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), General Rules of Interpretation (GRI), Rule 3, noted.

The applicable subheading for the sweater will be 6110.90.9038, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s sweaters, knitted: of other textile materials: other: other: of silk: other. The duty rate will be 6% ad valorem. The duty rate in 2000 will remain the same.

The sweater falls within textile category designation 846. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Hong Kong 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 Mike Crowley at 212-637-7077.


Robert B. Swierupski

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