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NY I83476





July 26, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 I83476

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2065

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 pullover garments from Mexico.

Dear Ms. Disher:

In your letter dated July 3, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling. As requested, your samples will be returned.

Styles CC86 and 86CC are men’s pullover garments constructed from 100 percent cotton, finely knit, jersey fabric that measures 24 stitches per two centimeters counted in the horizontal direction. Styles CC86 and 86CC feature a rib knit crew neckline; long, loose fitting sleeves with rib knit cuffs; a small embroidered applique on the left sleeve; and a straight, hemmed bottom. The garments will be imported in sizes M, L, XL, and 2XL.

The applicable subheading for Styles CC86 and 86CC will be 6110.20.2065, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, (HTS), which provides for: sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: other: other: other: men's or boys'. The rate of duty will be 17.3 percent ad valorem.

Styles CC86 and 86CC fall within textile category designation 338. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of 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.

Sincerely,

Robert B. Swierupski
Director,

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