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NY L81294

January 13, 2005

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TAB:354 L81294


TARIFF NO.: 6109.90.1065

Ms. Maria E. Julia
Newport News Holdings Corporation
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s underwear singlet from Brazil.

Dear Ms. Julia:

In your letter dated December 15, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted a sample of a woman’s underwear singlet,” style #S03-07-028, composed of a finely knit 100% nylon fabric which you state is made of sheer nylon polymide. The sheer, transparent garment features a scooped front neckline and a U-shaped rear neckline and capping at the neckline and arm openings. The garment features side seam construction and a hemmed bottom.

The applicable subheading for style #S03-07-028 will be 6109.90.1065, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for T-shirts, singlets, tank tops and similar garments, knitted or crocheted: of other textile materials: of man-made fibers, women’s or girls’: tank tops and singlets: women’s. The rate of duty will be 32% ad valorem.

The singlet falls within textile category designation 639. 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,” which is available at our web site at www.cbp.gov. In addition, we suggest that you monitor current events with regard to textile quota and visa requirements at the web site for the Office of Textiles and Apparel of the Department of Commerce, 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 Deborah Marinucci at 646-733-3054.


Robert B. Swierupski

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