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NY H85930

December 20, 2001

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 H85930


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2075

Ms. Sandy Disher
Sara Lee Branded Apparel
International Trade Group
1000 East Hanes Mill Road, 4th Floor
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s pullover from Mexico, Honduras and the Dominican Republic

Dear Ms. Disher:

In your letter dated December 4, 2001 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style number 4447, is a woman’s pullover that will be constructed from three different fiber content breakdowns. These are 80% cotton, 20% polyester, knit fabric; or 70% cotton, 30% polyester knit fabric; or 65% cotton, 35% polyester knit fabric. The pullover is napped on the inner surface. The outer surface of the pullover has more than 9 stitches per 2 centimeters measured in the horizontal direction. The garment features a round crew neckline, and long sleeves. The sleeves and the bottom of the garment are finished with sewn on, loose fitting, rib knit fabric.

Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the pullover in each of the alternative fiber breakdowns will be 6110.20.2075, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s pullovers, knitted: of cotton: other: other: other. The duty rate will be 17.8% ad valorem for 2001 and 17.3% for 2002.

The pullover falls within textile category designation 339 . Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Mexico and Honduras are not subject to quota nor the requirement of a visa. Products of the Dominican Republic are subject to quota and requires 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 Mike Crowley at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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