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NY I82379

June 12, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:358 I82379


TARIFF NO.: 6104.62.2060

Sandy Disher
Sara Lee Branded Apparel
1000 East Hanes Mill Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

RE: The tariff classification of a pair of shorts for girls’ wear from Mexico, Honduras, Haiti, or the Dominican Republic

Dear Ms Disher:

In your letter dated June 7, 2002 you requested a classification ruling.

Submitted style K245, manufactured from jersey fabric of 100% cotton, is a loose-fitting garment through the rib-knitted waistband of which a drawstring is threaded.

The applicable subheading for the garment will be 6104.62.2060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for girls’shorts, knitted, of cotton, shorts, girls’, other. The duty rate will be 15.3 per cent ad valorem.

The shorts fall within textile category designation 348. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of 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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