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NY L81918

January 26, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:WA:357 L81918


TARIFF NO.: 6202.92.2061

Ms. Janice Sarmiento
McNaughton Apparel Group, Inc.
498 Seventh Ave, 9th Fl.
New York, N.Y. 10018

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s jacket from Bangladesh

Dear Ms. Sarmiento:

In your letter dated January 11, 2005, on behalf of the Norton Division, you requested a classification ruling.

The sample submitted, style number A44YWN, is a woman’s hip-length jacket constructed of a shell composed of a woven blue denim 88% cotton/11% polyester/1% spandex fabric.

The jacket has a banded neckline with metal grommets, a full front opening that is secured by a zipper closure, long vented sleeves that have a one-button closure on the cuffs and a zippered pocket on the upper portion of the left sleeve. The button closures feature the “Bandolino Casual” tradename. The jacket also features a banded bottom hem that is surrounded with metal grommets and is secured on the front portion of the waist by a tab with a metal buckle closure.

The sample is being returned to you as you have requested.

The applicable subheading for the jacket will be 6202.92.2061, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other: women’s anoraks, windbreakers and similar articles: of cotton. The duty rate will be 8.9 percent ad valorem.

The jacket falls within textile category designation 335. 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 W. Raftery at 646-733-3047.


Robert B. Swierupski

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