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NY I83384

July 24, 2002

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TAB:354 I83384


TARIFF NO.: 6212.90.0030

Mr. Max. O. Fernandez
FWI Corporation
5777 West Century Boulevard
Suite 1455
Los Angeles, CA 90045

RE: The tariff classification of a garter belt from China

Dear Mr. Fernandez:

In your letter dated June 24, 2002, on behalf of Piege Co. Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style 3427, is a garter belt constructed with a lace-like 85% nylon 15% spandex panel sewn to the narrow elastic waist. Four elasticized adjustable garters, two at the front and two at the back., and a thong are sewn to the waist.

The applicable subheading for style 3427 will be 6212.90.0030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted: other... of man-made fibers or man-made fibers and rubber or plastics. The duty rate will be 6.7 percent ad valorem.

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 Brian Burtnik at 646-733-3054.


Robert B. Swierupski

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