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NY I85582

September 16, 2002

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:3:353 I85582


TARIFF NO.: 6217.10.9530

Mr./Ms. Sumira Bhasin
Focus On Fashion Inc.
262 W. 38th St., Suite # 707
New York, NY 10018

RE: The tariff classification of a belt from China.

Dear Mr./Ms. Bhasin:

In your letter dated August 22, 2002 you requested a classification ruling. As requested, the sample will be returned to you.

The submitted sample is a #320 Belt made of 100% polyester. You state that you believe the item is knit; however, examination reveals that the item is constructed of braided fabric. The polyester braided belt is sash-style, with no hardware, and features 3 decorative beads and thin tassels at the ends.

The applicable subheading for the #320 Belt will be 6217.10.9530, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Other made up clothing accessories; parts of garments or of clothing accessories, other than those of heading 6212: Accessories: Other: Other, Of man-made fibers.” The duty rate will be 14.8% ad valorem.

The #320 Belt falls within textile category designation 659. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of 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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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