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PD E89943

December 10, 1999

CLA-2-62:K:TO:B9:I18 E89943


TARIFF NO.: 6104.52.0010

Ms. Gail Mulroy
Alba Wheels Up Int’l Inc.
One Exchange Place Suite 501
Jersey City, N.J. 07302-3911

RE: The tariff classification of a divided skirt from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Mulroy:

In your letter dated November 16, 1999, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Windstar Apparel Inc., 1407 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10018.

The submitted sample, style 5643, is a divided skirt. It is manufactured from 95% cotton and 5% spandex knit fabric. The fabric has a jersey knit construction. The body of the garment is a pull-on short with an elasticized waistband. A large panel is attached to the right side seam. The panel extends across the front of the short and is sewn onto the waistband. The leg separation is not apparent when viewed from the front.

The applicable subheading for the divided skirt will be 6104.52.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, which provides for skirts and divided skirts: of cotton: women‘s. The duty rate will be 8.6% ad valorem.

The divided skirt falls within textile category designation 342. As a product 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 this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Susan T. Mitchell

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