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NY L81260

January 12, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 L81260


TARIFF NO.: 6203.32.2040

Mr. Michael Lee
Lee & Huang Associates, Inc.
2330 Mountain Brook Drive
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

RE: The tariff classification of a men’s blazar from China.

Dear Mr. Lee:

In your letter dated December 8, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of TCS Manufacturer, Inc. As requested, your sample will be returned.

The submitted sample is a men’s fully lined beige colored blazer constructed from 100 percent cotton, woven twill fabric. The blazer is constructed from two front, two side, and two rear panels sewn together lengthwise with darts on the front panels. The garment features a notched collar with lapels; a left over right full front opening with a single button closure; long, hemmed sleeves with two buttons on the sleeve placket; a welt pocket on the left chest; two patch pockets below the waist; three inner welt pockets; and a hemmed bottom with a back vent.

The applicable subheading for the blazer will be 6203.32.2040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for men’s or boys’ suits, ensembles, suit-type jackets, blazers, : suit-type jackets and blazers: of cotton: other: other: men’s. The duty rate is 9.4 percent ad valorem.

The blazer falls within textile category designation 333. 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, Director,
National Commodity Specialist Division

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