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NY I83278

July 1, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA: 359 I83278


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2075

Ms. Allison M. Baron
Sharretts, Paley, Carter & Blauvelt
75 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

RE: The tariff classification of two women’s cardigans from Macau

Dear Ms. Baron:

In your letter dated June 21, 2002, on behalf of United Retail Group, Inc., 365 West Passaic Street, Rochelle Park, NJ, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted two samples, styles 1165 and 2165, of women’s cardigans that are constructed from 78% cotton, 22% polyester, fleece knit fabric. The outer surface of the cardigans measures more than 9 stitches per 2 centimeters in the horizontal direction. Each cardigan features long hemmed sleeves, full frontal openings with zipper closures, front pouch pockets in the waist area, and hemmed bottoms. Style 1165 features a drawstring hood. Style 2165 features a mock collar.

Your samples are being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for each cardigan will be 6110.20.2075, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sweatersand similar articles, knitted: of cotton: otherother: women’s. The duty rate will be 17.3% ad valorem.

Each cardigan falls within textile category designation 339. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Macau are 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 Mike Crowley at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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