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NY E89411

November 16, 1999

CLA-2-61:G35 E89411


TARIFF NO.: 6114.20.0060

Kevin Maher
C-Air Customhouse Brokers
153-66 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, New York 11434

RE: The tariff classification of a girl's knit garment from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Maher:

In your letter dated November 1, 1999 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, The Children's Place. A sample was submitted and will be retained for reference.

The submitted sample, style J30535, which you refer to as a "shrug", is a girl's abbreviated upper body garment. You indicate the garment will be manufactured in Hong Kong from 100% cotton knit fabric. When worn the short sleeve garment extends approximately ten inches from the shoulders in the back. The garment has an unsecured front opening with a panel on each side to cover the shoulder and upper chest area. These two panels do not meet in the front of the garment. This style will be imported in girls' sizes 4-14.

The applicable subheading for the girl's shrug will be 6114.20.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other garments, knitted or crocheted; of cotton; other; women's or girls'. The rate of duty will be 11.2%.

The shrug falls within textile category designation 359. As a product of Hong Kong, this garment is currently subject to quota and visa requirements 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.


David F. Greenleaf
Port Director

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