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NY K85843

May 11, 2004
CLA-2-62:RR:NC:WA:355 K85843


TARIFF NO.: 6205.20.2046; 6205.20.2050

Ms. Donna L. Shira
Sharretts, Paley, Carter & Blauvelt, P.C. 75 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

RE: The tariff classification of men’s shirts from China and Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Shira:

In your letter dated April 29, 2004, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Polo Ralph Lauren.

Two samples were submitted: Style 01070595, made in Hong Kong and style 01070551, made in China. Both samples will be returned, as you have requested.

Style 01070595 is a woven long sleeved shirt with a 100% polyester quilted lining. The shell is made of 100% cotton napped fabric in a plaid design. This design is caused by using yarns of different colors in the formation of the fabric. The garment features a pointed collar; a left over right full front opening secured with seven buttons; as mentioned before, long sleeves with buttoned cuffs; two chest pockets with buttoned flaps; a quilted lining; and a curved hemmed bottom.

Style 01070551 is a woven 100% cotton garment. The fabric, checked in its design, is woven of yarns of different colors. The garment features a left over right full front opening which is secured with a full zipper and the placket is held closed with six snaps. There is a button at the neck opening; a pointed collar; long sleeves with snapped sleeve vents and snapped cuffs; two zippered pockets at the waist; two chest pockets with snapped flaps; a straight hemmed bottom; and a tab with a button at the hemline. This long tab does not provide any tightening at the waist.

The applicable subheading for style 01070595 will be 6205.20.2046, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for men’s or boys’ shirts: Of cotton: Other: Other: Other: With two or more colors in the warp and/or the filling: Napped. The duty rate will be 19.7% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style 01070551 will be 6205.20.2050, HTS, which provides for Men’s or boys’ shirts: Of cotton: Other: Other: Other: With two or more colors in the warp and/or the filling: Other: Men’s. The duty rate will be 19.7% ad valorem.

Both styles fall within textile category designation 340. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China and 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 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 Camille R. Ferraro at 646-733-3046.


Robert B. Swierupski

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