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NY F85311

April 19, 2000

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:3:353 F85311


TARIFF NO.: 6113.00.1012

Ms. Maristella Iacobello
Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.
200 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016

RE: The tariff classification of a ladies vest from China or Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Iacobello:

In your letter dated April 5, 2000 you requested a tariff classification ruling. The sample will be returned to you as requested.

The submitted sample, Style 6797 is a ladies vest composed of 100% knit polyester fabric coated with 100% polyurethane plastic material that completely obscures the underlying fabric. The vest has a flap full front zippered closure and a jewel neckline.

The applicable subheading for the vest, Style 6797 will be 6113.00.1012, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Garments, made up of knitted or crocheted fabrics of heading 5903, 5906 or 5907: Having an outer surface impregnated, coated covered, or laminated with rubber or plastics material which completely obscures the underlying fabric, Other.” The rate of duty will be 5.3% ad valorem.

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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 212-637-7084.


Robert B. Swierupski

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