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NY L82724

March 18, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:N3:360 L82724


TARIFF NO.: 6206.40.3030

Ms. Maria E. Julia
Newport News Holdings Corporation
711 Third Avenue
4th Floor
New York, NY 10017

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s blouse from Turkey

Dear Ms. Julia:

In your letter dated February 22, 2005, you requested a classification ruling. The submitted sample will be returned to you as requested.

Style S05-211-20 is a woman’s blouse composed of knit and woven components. The back panel, sleeves and front waistband are constructed from 100 percent cotton knit fabric and the front panels are constructed from 100 percent rayon woven fabric. The blouse features a V-neckline, long sleeves and a full front opening secured by six buttons.

Because the garment is constructed of both knitted and woven components it is considered a composite good, and based upon GRI 3(b) classified by the component that provides the essential character. In this case, because the entire front of the garment consists of the woven fabric, that is the component which imparts the essential character to the garment. The garment will be classified in Chapter 62 under the subheading for blouses.

The applicable subheading for the style S05-211-20 will be 6206.40.3030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s or girls’ blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses: of man-made fibers: other: other: other: women’s. The duty rate will be 26.9 percent ad valorem.

Style S05-211-20 falls within textile category designation 641. 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 Patricia Schiazzano at 646-733-3051.


Robert B. Swierupski

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