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NY J85900

July 21, 2003

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 J85900


TARIFF NO.: 6110.11.0030

Ms. Melissa Weiss
Barthco Trade Consultants
721 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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

Dear Ms. Weiss:

This letter replaces New York Ruling Letter (NYRL) NY J83963 that was issued to you on May 28, 2003. In your letter dated June 25, 2003, you state that at the time of the original ruling you submitted the incorrect production sample. Now you are submitting for our review the correct, final, production sample. Please see the changes below.

In your letter dated April 30, 2003, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Jones Apparel Group. As requested, your sample is being returned to you.

Your sample, style E1B859348, is a woman’s sweater constructed from 100% boiled wool knit fabric. The garment measures nine or fewer stitches per two centimeters in the horizontal direction. The garment features a shawl collar, long sleeves with knit cuffs, a full front opening with three button closures, patch pockets near the waist and a knit bottom. The collar and placket are finished with fringe. A decorative looped fringe is inserted in the seams.

The applicable subheading for the sweater will be 6110.11.0030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of wool or fine animal hair: of wool: sweaters: women’s. The duty rate will be 16.1% ad valorem.

The sweater falls within textile category designation 446. 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.


Robert B. Swierupski

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