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NY H89512

March 20, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:358 H89512


TARIFF NO.: 6109.10.0045

Sandy Disher
Sara Lee Branded Apparel
International Trade Group
1000 East Hanes Mills Road, 4th floor
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

RE: The tariff classification of a T-shirt for girls’ wear from Mexico, Haiti, and Honduras

Dear Ms. Disher:

In your letter dated March 15, 2002 you requested a classification ruling.

Submitted style K168, manufactured from jersey fabric of either 100% cotton or of 90% cotton/10% polyester, is a short-sleeved, round-necked pullover.

As you have requested, the sample garment is being returned.

The applicable subheading for the garment will be 6109.10.0045, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for T-shirts, and similar garments, knitted, of cotton, other, T-shirts, girls’. The duty rate will be 17.4 per cent ad valorem.

The garment falls within textile category designation 339. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Mexico, Haiti, or Honduras may be 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 Kirschner at 646-733-3048.


Robert B. Swierupski

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