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NY E89001

December 16, 1999

CLA-2-61:EPI25 E89001


TARIFF NO.: 6109.10.0060

Susan White
80 West 40th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10018

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s tank top from China.

Dear Ms. White:

In your letter dated November 17, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample, Style #3264, is a woman’s tank top constructed of 100% cotton knit fabric. The sleeveless garment features spaghetti straps, a self-fabric drawstring in the front neckline and a straight hemmed bottom. The tank top is cut straight across the back at the middle of the shoulder blades. The sample submitted for Customs examination will be returned to you under separate cover.

The applicable subheading for the tank top will be 6109.10.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for T-shirts, singlets, tank tops and similar garments, knitted or crocheted, of cotton, women’s or girls’. The rate of duty will be 18.8 percent ad valorem.

The tank top falls within textile category designation 339. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China 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.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.


Eugene P. Kerven
Service Port Director

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