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NY K80945

December 24, 2003

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:N3:360 K80945


TARIFF NO.: 6206.40.3030

Mr. Anthony LoPresti
S.J. Stile Associates Ltd.
181 South Franklin Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11581

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's blouse from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. LoPresti:

In your letter dated December 16, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Item Eyes Inc.

The submitted sample, style 61128K/41128/51128, is a woman’s blouse constructed from 100 percent rayon woven fabric. The blouse features short sleeves with a self-fabric string tie, a pointed collar, a full front opening secured by five buttons, side vents and a straight hemmed bottom.

You have suggested classification of this garment under subheading 6206.40.3010, HTS, which provides for garments with two or more colors in the warp and/or filling. The fabric contains a printed design and is correctly classified under subheading 6206.40.3030, HTS.

The applicable subheading for style 61128K/41128/51128 will be 6206.40.3030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s or girls’ blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses: of man-made fibers: other: other: other: women’s. The rate of duty will be 27.1 percent ad valorem. Effective January 1, 2004, the rate of duty will be 26.9 percent ad valorem.

Style 61128K/41128/51128falls within textile category designation 641. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Hong Kong are subject to quota restraints or 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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