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NY H87709

February 27, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 H87709


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2075

Mr. John Imbrogulio
Nordstrom, Inc.
Customs Compliance Department
1617 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1000
Seattle, Washington 98101-1742

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s knit cardigan from Macao.

Dear Mr. Imbrogulio:

In your letter dated February 8, 2002, and in a subsequent letter dated February 21, you requested a classification ruling. As requested, your sample is being returned to you.

Your sample, style NR48440 is a woman’s cardigan constructed from 100% cotton french terry knit fabric. The outer surface of the garment measures more than nine stitches per two centimeters in the horizontal direction. The cardigan has a drawstring hood, long sleeves finished with ribbed knit fabric, a full front opening with a zipper closure, two pouch pockets at the waist, and a loose fitting ribbed knit bottom.

The applicable subheading for the woman’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: women’s. 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 Macao 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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