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NY F82676

February 25, 2000

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:360 F82676


TARIFF NO.: 6204.69.2010; 6211.43.0078

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

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s jacket and pants from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Kelly:

In your letter dated April 21, 1999, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Jones Apparel Group USA Inc. This letter replaces NY ruling E81144, dated May 14, 1999. A clerical error at the statistical level of the classification of the trousers was identified. That clerical error has been corrected in the text below.

The submitted samples are constructed from 51 percent rayon and 49 percent wool woven fabric.

Style M5558981J is a woman’s fully lined jacket that features long sleeves, a collar and lapels, shoulder pads, two pockets with flaps below the waist and a full front opening secured by four buttons. The garment extends from the shoulder to below mid-thigh.

Style M5558981B is a woman’s pair of pants that feature a waistband with a hidden button and hook closure, a front zipper and long hemmed legs.

The applicable subheading for style M5558981J will be 6211.43.0078, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for track suits, ski-suits and swimwear; other garments: other garments, women’s or girls’: of man-made fibers: jackets and jacket-type garments, excluded from heading 6202. The duty rate will be 16.4 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style M5558981B will be 6204.69.2010, Harmonized tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s or girls’ trousers of artificial fibers: trousers, breeches and shorts: trousers and breeches: women’s. The duty rate will be 15 percent ad valorem.

Style M5558981J falls within textile category designation 635 and style M5558981B falls within textile category designation 448. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Hong Kong are currently subject to a visa requirement and quota restraints.

The designated textile and apparel categories and their quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent negotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report on Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), 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 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 Patricia Schiazzano at (212) 466 - 5866.


Robert B. Swierupski

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