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NY I86263

October 9, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:3:353 I86263


TARIFF NO.: 6117.80.9540

Ms. Mariann Ryckman
Omni Merchandising, Inc.
8468 Ranch Estates Road
Clarkston, MI 48348

RE: The tariff classification of a football scrimmage vest from China.

Dear Ms. Ryckman:

In your letter dated September 17, 2002, you requested a classification ruling.

Your submitted sample, style Q02-1306 is a knitted polyester mesh sleeveless pullover garment that is stated to be a football scrimmage vest which can be worn over practice jerseys to distinguish individuals, positions or teams. It features a rounded neck and oversized armholes finished with overlock stitching. The bottom of the item has a narrow elastic strip sewn around the inside.

The applicable subheading for style Q02-1306 will be 6117.80.9540, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted, knitted or crocheted parts of garments or of clothing accessories: other accessories: other: other, of man-made fibers: other. The rate of duty will be 14.8 percent ad valorem.

Style Q021306 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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