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NY G86510

February 8, 2001

CLA-2-61:K:TO:B7:I14 G86510


TARIFF NO.: 6102.10.0000

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

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s knit coat from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Kelly:

In your letter dated January 22, 2001, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Jones Apparel Group located at 250 Rittenhouse Circle, Bristol, PA 19007.

Style number 119970695 is a woman’s coat constructed from a 100% boiled wool knit fabric. The coat is ankle length and has a full-front opening with a single hook closure. Other features include a shawl collar, long sleeves with roll-up cuffs and two front pockets,

The applicable subheading for the garment will be 6102.10.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, which provides for women’s knitted coats of wool. The duty rate will be 17.5% ad valorem + 59.6 cents/kilogram.

The garment falls within textile category designation 435. As a product of Hong Kong, this merchandise is subject to quota and export licensing requirements based upon international textile trade agreements.

The designated textile and apparel category may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations 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 for inspection at your local Customs office.

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
Acting Area Director

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