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NY G81272

September 14, 2000

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA 360 G81272


TARIFF NO.: 6211.49.9050

Ms. Virginia Sun
The J. Jill Group, Inc.
4 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s blouse from China, Hong Kong and Macau

Dear Ms. Sun:

In your letter dated August 30, 2000, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of QT Services Group Inc. The sample submitted with your request will be returned to you under separate cover.

Style 7413 is a woman’s blouse constructed from 100 percent linen woven fabric. The blouse features long sleeves with button closures, a round neckline, side vents, two pockets below the waist, a high slit on the back and a full front opening secured by seven buttons. The lower right panel is embellished with embroidery.

The applicable subheading for style 7413 will be 6211.49.9050, 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 other textile materials: other: blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses, sleeveless tank styles and similar upper body garments excluded from heading 6206. The duty rate will be 7.5 percent ad valorem.

Style 7413 falls within textile category designation 840. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China, Hong Kong and Macau are subject to quota restraints and a visa requirement.

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.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. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Patricia Schiazzano at 212-637-7080.


Robert B. Swierupski

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