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NY I88683

December 13, 2002

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:WA:357 I88683


TARIFF NO.: 6210.40.5020

Ms. Shelley Moine
International Freight Systems
1200 South 192nd Street, Suite 100
Seattle, Washington 98148

RE: The tariff classification of a man’s jacket from Bangladesh

Dear Ms. Moine:

In your letter dated November 20, 2002, on behalf of Whitewater Outdoors, Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The sample submitted, style number DU-WET-1070 “Men’s Ducks Unlimited Insulated Hooded Jacket,” is a man’s hip-length jacket constructed of a woven camouflage design 100% nylon taslon oxford fabric which has a visible polyurethane coating on the inner surface. The jacket is lined with a knit 100% polyester tricot fabric that is quilted to a nonwoven batting insulation.

The jacket features a snap-off hood that has a drawcord tightening and is secured at the chin by three snaps, a stand-up collar and a full front opening that is secured by a zipper closure that extends to the top of the collar. An overlapping flap with seven snaps covers the zipper area. The garment also has long sleeves with ribbed-knit fabric cuffs, a pocket on the left chest that is secured by a flap with snap closures, a plastic “D” ring hanging from the lower portion of the chest pocket, two double entry front pockets that are secured by flaps with snap closures, a plastic hook clip inside the left front pocket and elasticized fabric casings used to hold ammunition inside both pockets, two zippered inner pockets and an elasticized waistband. The “Duck’s Unlimited” logo is embroidered onto the left chest.

The sample is being returned to you.

You asked whether we could rule on the classification of merchandise made with a different design on the fabric. Because different constructions and finishes may affect whether a coating is visible, we can only provide a ruling on the sample submitted.

The applicable subheading for the jacket will be 6210.40.5020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for garments, made up of fabrics of heading 5602, 5603, 5903, 5906 or 5907: other men’s or boys’ garments: of man-made fibers: other anoraks (including ski-jackets), windbreakers and similar articles. The duty rate will be 7.2 percent ad valorem. The duty rate will remain the same in 2003.

The jacket falls within textile category designation 634. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Bangladesh are 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 W. Raftery at 646-733-3047.


Robert B. Swierupski

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