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NY I80856

May 14, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 I80856


TARIFF NO.: 6109.10.0018

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

RE: The tariff classification of a men’s knit tank top from Honduras and Mexico.

Dear Ms. Disher:

In your letter dated April 19, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style 9722 is a men’s tank top constructed from finely knit, jersey fabric. The fiber content will be 100 percent cotton in white, bright and dark colors and 90 percent cotton, 10 percent polyester in light steel gray. Style 9722 has oversized armholes; shoulder straps that measure 2 inches in width; a low round front neckline; a rear neckline that falls below the nape of the neck; and a straight, hemmed bottom. The garment will be imported in sizes S, M, L, and XL.

The applicable subheading for the Style 9722 will be 6109.10.0018, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: T-shirts, singlets, tank tops and similar garments, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: other: tank tops and other singlets: men’s. The rate of duty will be 17.4 percent ad valorem.

Style 9722 falls within textile category designation 338. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Honduras and Mexico are not presently subject to visa requirements or quota restraints.

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 this ruling letter 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 this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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