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NY H87209

January 28, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 H87209


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2020

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

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s knit sweater from India.

Dear Ms. Goldfischer:

In your letter dated January 18, 2002, on behalf of Tommy Hilfiger USA, New York, you requested a classification ruling. As requested, your samples are being returned to you.

Your sample, Style RM80314168A, is a woman’s sweater constructed from 100% cotton 5x3 ribbed knit fabric. The outer surface of the garment measures nine or fewer stitches per two centimeters measured in the horizontal direction. It features a round neckline with a partial zipper opening and sleeveless armholes. The armholes and neck are finished with 2x2 ribbed knit fabric.

The applicable subheading for the woman’s sweater will be 6110.20.2020, 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: women’s. The duty rate will be 17.3 % ad valorem.

The sweater falls within textile category designation 345. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of India 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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