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NY L82823

March 22, 2005

CLA-2-61;63:RR:NC:TA:358 L82823


TARIFF NO.: 6111.20.6030; 6307.90.9889

Mr. Brian White
Customs Compliance Manager
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Icehouse 1-7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

RE: The tariff classification of a “Strawberry Garden Gift Set” from China

Dear Mr. White:

In your letter, that was received by this office on March 7, 2005, you requested a classification ruling.

Submitted style “Strawberry Garden Gift Set” WSI SKU #6863815 is comprised of three pieces, each of which is manufactured from a double layer of finely knitted fabric of 100% cotton. Two of the pieces are an ornamented bib, which fastens together around the neck by means of fasteners similar to the VELCRO brand, and an ornamented rolled-edge cap. The third piece is an ornamented, rectangular burp cloth.

The applicable subheading for the bib and for the hat will be 6111.20.6030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for babies’ garments and clothing accessories, knitted, of cotton, other, other, other, imported as parts of sets; and for the burp cloth will be 6307.90.9889, HTS, which provides for other made up articlesother. The duty rates will be 8.1 and 7 percent ad valorem, respectively.

The bib and hat fall within textile category designation 239. 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 Kirschner at 646-733-3048.


Robert B. Swierupski

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