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NY H83259

August 10, 2001

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 H83259


TARIFF NO.: 6109.10.0012

RE: The tariff classification of a boys’ T-shirt from Guatemala.

Ms. Linda Moyers
Associated Merchandising Corporation
500 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Dear Ms. Moyers:

In your letter dated July 5, 2001, you requested a tariff classification ruling. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style 54615 is a boys’ T-shirt constructed from 100 percent cotton, finely knit jersey fabric. Style 54615 features a rib knit, crew neckline; short, hemmed sleeves; and a straight, hemmed bottom. You state that the T-shirts will be imported in boys’ sizes XS(4/5), S(6/7), M(8), L(10/12) and XL(14-16).

The applicable subheading for Style 54615 will be 6109.10.0012, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: T-shirts, singlets, tank tops and similar garments, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: other: other T-shirts: men’s. The duty rate will be 17.8 percent ad valorem.

Style 54615 falls within textile category designation 338. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Guatemala are not presently subject to visa requirements or quota restraints.

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 this ruling letter or the control number listed above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Mary Ryan at 212-637-7081.


Robert B. Swierupski

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