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NY I84714

July 29, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:358 I84714


TARIFF NO.: 6111.20.6010

Karen Whitaker
Chemtex L.L.C.
P.O. Box 9655
Michigan City, IN 46361

RE: The tariff classification of infants’ wear from India

Dear Ms. Whitaker:

In your letter dated July 18, 2002 you requested a classification ruling.

Submitted style 2883282, manufactured from finely rib-knitted fabric of 100% cotton, is a one-piece, short-sleeved garment, the neckline of which is cross-over styled, which snaps together at the crotch.

The applicable subheading for the garment will be 6111.20.6010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for babies’ garments; knitted; of cotton; other; other; sunsuits, washsuits and similar apparel. The duty rate will be 8.2 per cent ad valorem.

This garment falls within textile category designation 239. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of India which fall within this textile category designation are not presently subject to quota restraints 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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