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NY L80963

December 2, 2004

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 L80963


TARIFF NO.: 6203.43.4030

Ms. Maryellen Muller
The Folsom Corporation
43 McKee Drive,
Mahwah, NJ 07430

RE: The tariff classification of men’s woven shorts from Sri Lanka.

Dear Ms. Muller:

In your letter dated November 12, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling. As requested, your samples will be returned.

Style 31614 is a pair of men’s shorts constructed from 51 percent nylon, 49 percent polyester, woven twill fabric. The pants have a flat waistband with six belt loops and a tab on each side with a ladder pull; a fly front opening with a zipper closure and two snaps at the waistband; quarter pockets at each side; a patch pocket on the left leg with a flap and hook and loop closures; a small pocket on the right leg; two rear pockets with flaps and hook and loop closures; two grommets for drainage on the rear pockets and the left leg pocket; and hemmed legs.

The applicable subheading for Style 31614 will be 6203.43.4030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for men’s and boys’ trousers, . . . and shorts (other than swimwear): of synthetic fibers: other: other: other: other: shorts: men’s. The rate of duty is 27.9 percent ad valorem.

Style 31614 falls within textile category designation 647. Quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information as to whether quota and visa requirements apply to this merchandise, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” available at our web site at www.cbp.gov. In addition, you will find current information on textile import quotas, textile safeguard actions and related issues at the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel, at otexa.ita.doc.gov.

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 Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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