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NY L82762

March 23, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:3:353 L82762


TARIFF NO.: 6211.43.0091

Ms. Evelyn P. Milling
Kmart Corporation
3100 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084-3163

RE: The tariff classification of girls’ ballet skirt from China.

Dear Ms. Milling:

In your letter dated February 18, 2005, you requested a classification ruling.

Your submitted sample, style RSF54923010 is a girl’s ballet skirt. The garment is made from woven 100% sheer polyester organza ribbons that have been loop and tied over an elastic waistband. The skirt is worn over a leotard. The item features small flower decals at the bottom of some of the ribbons.

According to the Explanatory Notes, 61.14 covers knitted garments which are not included more specifically in the preceding headings of the chapter. EN 6114 Note 5 includes, inter alia: special articles of apparel used for certain sports or for dancing or gymnastics (e.g., fencing clothing, jockey’s silks, ballet skirts, leotards). The Explanatory Note to heading 61.14 applies mutatis mutandis to heading 62.11.

The applicable subheading for style RSF54923010 will be 6211.43.0091, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other track suits. Ski-suits and swimwear; other garments: other garments, women’s or girls’: of man-made fibers, other. The duty rate will be 16 percent ad valorem.

Style RSF54923010 falls within textile category designation 659. 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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