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NY H80504

May 22, 2001



TARIFF NO.: 6102.30.2010

Ms. Camille Montante
Technical Services Manager
Fritz Companies, Inc.
150-20 132nd Avenue, 2nd floor
Jamaica, NY 11434

RE: The classification of a women’s coat from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Montante:

In your letter dated May 5, 2001, on behalf of B. Moss Clothing Company, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Style number 576 is a women’s 55% acrylic, 45% cotton knit coat. The coat extends from the neck to just below mid-thigh and features a full frontal opening without closure, two patch pockets in front located below the waist, a fabric belt, rolled cuffs and a straight bottom.

Your sample is returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the coat will be 6102.30.2010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s or girls’ overcoats, carcoats, capes, cloaks, anoraks (including ski-jackets) windbreakers and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, other than those of heading 6104: Of man-made fibers: Other: Other: Women’s. The rate of duty will be 28.7 percent ad valorem.

The coat falls within textile category designation 635. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to quota and the requirements 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 Field National Import Specialist Valarie Sargent at (617) 565-6123 or National Import Specialist at (212) 637-7029.


Nora E. Ehrlich
Port Director
Boston, Massachusetts

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