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NY J86834

August 21, 2003

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 J86834


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2075

Ms. Annie Chik
Annie Chik (CHB)
147-39 175th Street, Rm #217
Jamaica, New York 11434

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s knit pullover from Pakistan

Dear Ms. Chik:

In your letter dated July 21, 2003 you requested a classification ruling on behalf of 2 Kemp International, New York City. As requested, your sample is being returned to you.

Your sample, style 3250, is a woman’s pullover constructed from two fabrics. The upper 2/3 of the garment and the sleeves are 100% cotton, 1x1 rib knit fabric. The lower 1/3 of the garment is 100% cotton knit mesh fabric. The garment measures more than nine stitches per two centimeters in the horizontal direction. The garment features a round neckline, long hemmed sleeves and a hemmed bottom.

The essential character of the pullover is given by the 1x1 rib knit cotton fabric, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), General Rules of Interpretation (GRI), Rule 3, noted.

In your ruling request, you recommended classification of the submitted garment under HTS 6109.10.0070; however, the garment is not similar to the terms of the headings found in 6109. The garment is constructed from a rib knit fabric.

The applicable subheading for the pullover will be 6110.20.2075, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: other: other: other: women’s. The duty rate will be 16.9% ad valorem.

The pullover falls within textile category designation 339. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Pakistan 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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