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NY L82561

March 9, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:N3:353 L82561


TARIFF NO.: 6210.40.3000

Mr. Richard Wadiri
Naito Design Intl. Co. Ltd.
900 Livingston Ave.
North Brunswick, New Jersey 08902

RE: The tariff classification of a child’s costume from China or Sri Lanka.

Dear Mr. Wadiri:

In your letter dated January 18, 2005 you requested a classification ruling. The sample will be returned to you as requested.

The submitted sample, item 2300, Little Pretender Doctor Costume Set consists of a jacket with plastic stethoscope, reflex hammer and throat scope in a poly bag on a hanger. The jacket is composed of woven 50% polyester/50% nylon fabric coated on the outer surface with compact PVC plastic material that completely obscures the underlying fabric. The jacket has two pockets below the waist, a full front opening with a left over right closure and hook and loop fasteners.

Chapter 62, Note 8. Garments of this chapter designed for left over right closure at the front shall be regarded as men’s or boys’ garments, and those designed for right over left closure at the front as women’s or girls’ garments. These provisions do not apply where the cut of the garment clearly indicates that it is designed for one or other of the sexes.

GRI 3(b) is applicable when goods are, prima facie, classifiable under two or more headings, and have been put up in sets for retail sale. GRI 3(b) states that the goods “shall be classified as if they consisted of the material or component which gives them their essential character.” In this case, the jacket imparts the essential character of the set.

The applicable subheading for the Little Pretender Doctor Costume Set, item 2300 will be 6210.40.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Garments, made up of fabrics of heading 5602, 5603, 5903, 5906 and 5907: Other men’s or boys’ garments: Of man-made fibers: Having an outer surface impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with rubber or plastics material which completely obscures the underlying fabric.” The duty rate will be 3.8% ad valorem.

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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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