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NY I85670





September 12, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 I85670

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 6110.30.3055

Ms. Bettina Csekme
Spiegel Imports
3500 Lacey Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s cardigan from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Csekme:

In your letter dated August 26, 2002, you requested a classification ruling. As requested, your sample is being returned to you.

Your sample, style 38-0152w, is a woman’s cardigan constructed from 85% rayon, 15% nylon decorative open work warp knit fabric. The garment features a pointed collar with two button closures, long sleeves with flared cuffs and a full front opening with five button closures.

The applicable subheading for the cardigan will be 6110.30.3055, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of man-made fibers: other: other: other: other: other: women’s. The duty rate will be 32.4% ad valorem.

The cardigan falls within textile category designation 639. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Hong Kong 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 Mike Crowley at 646-733-3049.

Sincerely,

Robert B. Swierupski
Director,

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