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NY H87307

February 21, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 H87307


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2065

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 men’s knit pullover garments from Mexico.

Dear Ms. Disher:

In your letter dated January 25, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling. As requested, your samples will be returned.

Styles P120, P123, and P124 are men’s pullover garments constructed from finely knit, French terry fabric that measures 20 stitches per two centimeters counted in the horizontal direction. The fiber content for Styles P120 and P123 will be 90 percent cotton, and 10 percent polyester. The fiber content for Style P124 will be 90 percent cotton, 10 percent polyester in dark colors, and 85 percent cotton, 15 percent polyester in light steel. Styles P120, P123, and P124 feature a rib knit V-neckline; long sleeves with rib knit cuffs; and a straight, hemmed bottom.

The applicable subheading for Styles P120, P123, and P124 will be 6110.20.2065, 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: men's or boys'. The rate of duty will be 17.3 percent ad valorem.

Styles P120, P123, and P124 fall within textile category designation 338. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Mexico 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 indicated 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 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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