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NY J87701

August 19, 2003

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:354 J87701


TARIFF NO.: 6212.30.0020

Ms. Pilar Dorfman
E.Besler & Co.
115 Martin Lane
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007-1309

RE: The tariff classification of women’s apparel from China.

Dear Ms. Dorfman:

In your letter dated July 16, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of LTD Commodities Incorporated. The provided sample will be returned as per your request.

Style “TUM” is a ladies’ corset with a 2-ply front panel composed of a 89% nylon 11% spandex knitted fabric. The garment reaches the waist, measuring approximately 10 inches at the center front, 10-1/2 inches at the side seams, and approximately 11-1/4 inches at center back. The garment features a ½ inch wide elasticized band sewn at the inside hem at the top and bottom of the garment. It is designed to shape the midriff area.

The applicable subheading for Style “TUM” will be 6212.30.0020, HTS, which provides for Brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted: Corsets . . . of man-made. The duty rate will be 23.6 percent ad valorem.

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 Brian Burtnik at 646-733-3054.


Robert B. Swierupski

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