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NY I84669

August 5, 2002

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:358 I84669


TARIFF NO.: 6204.43.4040

Arlene Ing
J & R Imex, Inc.
110 West 40 Street, #801
New York, NY 10018

RE: The tariff classification of a dress for girls’ wear from Hong Kong or China

Dear Ms. Ing:

In your letter dated July 31, 2002 you requested a classification ruling.

Submitted style 4119, is a lined, sleeveless dress, shaped by an empire waist. The bodice of the garment is manufactured from crocheted fabric of 55% linen/45% cotton, and the skirt portion, which forms the essential character of the garment, is manufactured from woven fabric of 100% polyester.

As you have requested, the sample garment is being returned.

The applicable subheading for the garment will be 6204.43.4040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for girls’dressesof synthetic fibers, other, other, other, girls’. The duty rate will be 16.2 per cent ad valorem.

This garment falls within textile category designation 636. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Hong Kong or China 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 Kirschner at 646-733-3048.


Robert B. Swierupski

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