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NY G83734

November 17, 2000

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:3:353 G86734


TARIFF NO.: 6117.80.9540

Mr. John R. Hudson
Santa’s Best
1701 Eden Road
P.O. Box 5011
Millville, NJ 08332-5011

RE: The tariff classification of a “belly booster” from China.

Dear Mr. Hudson:

In your letter dated January 25, 2001, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is an Item # 0596003 Belly Booster constructed of a knit 100% polyester fabric outer shell and 100% polyester fiber fill. The item is used as a belly for a Santa costume; descriptive literature states “Santa Belly Pouch, Just Add Your Own Pillow.” It is worn similar to an apron by placing around the neck, and features a self-fabric tie at the waist and a large front pocket for a pillow.

The applicable subheading for the Item # 0596003 Belly Booster will be 6117.80.9540, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted; knitted or crocheted parts of garments or of clothing accessories: Other accessories: Other: Other, Of man-made fibers: Other.” The duty rate will be 14.9% ad valorem.

Item # 0596003 falls within textile category designation 659. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 212-637-7084.


Robert B. Swierupski

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