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NY H87494

February 4, 2002

CLA-2-65:RR:NC:3:353 H87494


TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.6090

Mr. John B. Pellegrini
Ross & Hardies
65 east 55th Street
New York, NY 10022-3219

RE: The tariff classification of hats from China.

Dear Mr. Pellegrini:

In your letter dated January 15, 2002, on behalf of Paris Asia, Ltd. you requested a classification ruling. The samples will be returned, as you requested.

The submitted samples, Style Nos. 9202031, 9202041 and 9203001 Girls’ Hats, are constructed of knit 100% polyester fleece fabric. The helmet-style hats feature cuffs that can be pulled down to cover the ears. Style No. 9202031 is not lined. Style Nos. 9202041 and 9203001 are lined with knit polyester fabric. Style No. 9203001 features a tassel at the top of the crown.

The applicable subheading for the Style Nos. 9202031, 9202041 and 9203001 Girls’ Hats will be 6505.90.6090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Hats and other headgear, knitted or crocheted, or made up from lace, felt or other textile fabricwhether or not lined or trimmed: Other: Of man-made fibers: Knitted or crocheted or made up from knitted or crocheted fabric: Not in part of braid, Other: Other: Other.” The duty rate will be 23.9 cents per kilogram + 8.4% as valorem.

Style Nos. 9202031, 9202041 and 9203001 fall within textile category designation 659. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China 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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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