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NY I80860

May 13, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 I80860


TARIFF NO.: 6109.10.0012

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 men’s knit T-shirts from Haiti and Honduras.

Dear Ms. Disher:

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

Style 8978 is a men’s T-shirt constructed from finely knit jersey fabric. The fiber content will be 100 percent cotton in white, pastel, and dark colors; and 90 percent cotton, 10 percent polyester in light steel gray. Style 8978 features a rib knit crew neckline; a patch pocket on the left chest; short, hemmed sleeves; and a straight, hemmed bottom. The garments will be imported in sizes 2X, 3X, and 4X.

The applicable subheading for Style 8978 will be 6109.10.0012, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: T-shirts, singlets, tank tops and similar garments, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: men’s or boys’: other: other T-shirts: men’s. The rate of duty will be 17.4 percent ad valorem.

Style 8978 falls within textile category designation 338. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Haiti are subject to visa requirements. Products of Honduras 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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