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NY J84968

June 13, 2003

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:N3:360 J84968


TARIFF NO.: 6206.30.3010

Ms. Faye Marlowe
Marlowe & Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 90459
Los Angeles, CA 90009

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's shirt from China.

Dear Ms. Marlowe:

In your letter dated May 14, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Sweater.Com Inc.

The submitted sample, style 12437, is a woman’s shirt composed of knit and woven components. The back panel and sleeves are constructed from 72 percent acrylic, 25 percent nylon and 3 percent spandex knit fabric. The front panels and collar are constructed from 100 percent cotton woven denim fabric. The shirt features long sleeves, a collar, two chest pockets with buttoned flaps and a full front opening secured by six buttons.

As noted above, the garment is made up of two different types of fabric. Such garments are considered a composite good, and based upon GRI 3(b) classified by the component that provides the essential character. In this case, the fabric of the front panels provides the essential character, therefore, the garment is considered to be of woven fabric.

The applicable subheading for the shirt will be 6206.30.3010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s or girls’ blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses: of cotton: other: other: with two or more colors in the warp and/or the filling: women’s. The rate of duty will be 8.2 percent ad valorem. The shirt falls within textile category designation 341. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are currently 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 Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas, which is available at our Web site at www.cbp.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.).

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 Patricia Schiazzano at 646-733-3051.


Robert B. Swierupski

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