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NY L82577

March 3, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:N3:353 L82577


TARIFF NO.: 6217.10.9510

Ms. Stephanie De Silva
Avon Products, Inc.
1251 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10020

RE: The tariff classification of a belt from China.

Dear Ms. De Silva:

In your letter dated February 14, 2005 you requested a classification ruling. The sample will be returned to you as requested.

The submitted sample is a lady’s laser-cut design belt. The belt is composed of polyurethane cellular plastic material on the outer surface and woven 100% cotton on the inner surface. Both fabrics gird the waist.

Neither the polyurethane plastic material, classifiable under heading 3926, nor the woven cotton fabric, classifiable under heading 6217, imparts the essential character to the belt. Following General Rule of Interpretation (GRI) 3 (c), it will be classified under the heading which occurs last in numerical order in the HTS

The applicable subheading for the laser cut-design belt will be 6217.10.9510, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Other made up clothing accessories; parts of garments or of clothing accessories, other than those of heading 6212: Accessories: Other: Other, Of cotton." The duty rate will be 14.6% ad valorem. The textile category is 359.

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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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