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NY K84711

April 21, 2004
CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:354 K84711


TARIFF NO.: 6212.10.9020

Mr. Irina Parker
Pearl Izumi
620 Compton Street
Broomfield, CO 80020

RE: The tariff classification of a sports brassiere from China.

Dear Ms. Parker:

In your letter dated March 31, 2004, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Dash America Inc/DBA Pearl Izumi. The provided sample will be returned as per your request.

Your product, “Main Frame Crop” style 2096, is a ladies’ sports brassiere constructed of 65% nylon 18% spandex 17% polyester knitted fabric. The sports brassiere features a two ply front. The inner ply of the brassiere front consists of soft fabric shaped cups sewn to a terry fabric panel which outlines the sides and bottom of the cups providing support to the bust area. Additional features include an elasticized band measuring approximately 1 inch wide sewn into the bottom hem and elasticized trim at the top of the brassiere.

The applicable subheading for “Main Frame Crop” style 2096 will be 6212.10.9020, HTS, which provides for Brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders, garters and similar articles and parts thereof, whether or not knitted or crocheted: brassiere: other: other . . . of man-made fibers. The general rate of duty will be 16.9 percent ad valorem.

“Main Frame Crop” style 2096 falls within textile category designation 649. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China 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 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. 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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