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NY H89252

April 15, 2002

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:3:353 H89252


TARIFF NO.: 6211.32.0070

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

RE: The tariff classification of a hunting vest from China.

Dear Mr. Pellegrini:

In your letter dated March 15, 2002, on behalf of Paris Asia, Ltd., you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style 752202 is a hunting vest composed of woven 55% cotton/45% polyester fabric. The vest incorporates a waterproof game pocket in the back that extends from the middle of the back to the waist. The garment has a full front zippered closure, two bellows pockets at the waist with shell holders, a chest pocket and shell holders on both sides of the chest.

You state that styles 751202, 753202, 754202 and 757202 are identical in fabric content and style as style 752202 with the exception of the camouflage pattern.

The applicable subheading for the hunting vest styles 751202, 752202, 753202, 754202 and 757202 will be 6211.32.0070, HTS, which provides for: “Track suits, ski-suits and swimwear; other garments: Other garments, men's or boys': Of cotton: Vests.” The duty rate will be 8.2% ad valorem.

Styles 751202, 752202, 753202, 754202 and 757202 fall within textile category designation 359. 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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