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NY I80814

April 24, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:358 I80814


TARIFF NO.: 6104.63.2028

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

RE: The tariff classification of pants for girls’ wear for toddlers from Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic

Dear Ms Disher:

In your letter dated April 18, 2002 you requested a classification ruling.

Submitted style I574 or N574, manufactured from fleece fabric of 50% cotton/50% polyester, is a loosely fitted pair of trousers, fully elasticized around the waist.

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

The applicable subheading for the garment will be 6104.63.2028, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for girls’, trousers, knitted, trousers, of synthetic fibers, other, other, trousers, girls’, other, other. The duty rate will be 28.6 per cent ad valorem.

The pants fall within textile category designation 648. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of either Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, or the Dominican Republic 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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