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NY H86481

January 4, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 H86481


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2075

Ms. Stephanie A. Goldfischer
Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP Counselors at Law
245 Park Avenue
33rd Floor
New York, New York 10167-3397

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s cardigan from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Goldfischer:

In your letter dated December 18, 2001, on behalf of Rose Knitting (Asia) Ltd., Hong Kong, you requested a classification ruling. As requested, your sample is being returned to you.

Your sample, style 156717 is a woman’s cardigan constructed from 100% cotton 6x4 ribbed knit fabric. The outer surface of the garment measures more than nine stitches per two centimeters in the horizontal direction. The cardigan has long sleeves, a full frontal opening with a nine-button closure, and a hood. It features one button cuffs, a ribbed tie belt and a 2x2-ribbed finished bottom.

The applicable subheading for the women’s cardigan will be 6110.20.2075 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of cotton, other: other: other. The duty rate will be 17.3 % ad valorem.

The cardigan falls within textile category designation 339. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Hong Kong 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 Mike Crowley at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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