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NY I85835

September 16, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA: 359 I85835


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2035

Ms. Susan Shibish
Weekenders International
75 Frontenac Drive
Markham, ON
Canada L3R 6H2

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s vest from Canada

Dear Ms. Shibish:

In your letter dated September 3, 2002, on behalf of Weekenders USA, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style number 563, is a woman’s sleeveless vest that is made from 75% cotton, 20% polyester, 5% spandex, finely knit fabric. The vest features a stand-up collar, oversized armholes, a full front opening with a zipper closure, 2 sideseam pockets in the waist area, and a hemmed bottom.

Your sample is being returned.

The applicable subheading for the vest will be 6110.20.2035, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for vests, knitted: of cotton: other: vests other than sweater vests: women’s. The general rate of duty will be 17.3% ad valorem.

The vest falls within textile category designation 359. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Canada are neither subject to quota nor 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.


Robert B. Swierupski

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