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NY L84690

May 24, 2005

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 L84690


TARIFF NO.: 6110.30.3020

Ms. Melissa Fox
Barthco Trade Consultants
5101 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1404

RE: The tariff classification of a women’s sweater from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Fox:

In your letter dated May 3, 2005, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Jones Apparel Group.

A sample of a women’s sweater, identified as style M21E80088 was submitted and will be returned as you have requested. The knit garment features a shawl collar, a full front opening secured with a snap, and long sleeves. The outer surface of the garment measures less than 9 stitches per 2 centimeters in the direction in which the stitches were formed. A laboratory report was submitted detailing the fiber content of the garment. The fabric is knit using three yarns. The first yarn is made of 100% rayon: the second yarn is made of 63.7% polyester and 36.3% metallic; and the third yarn is made of 83.1% rayon and 16.9% nylon. The relative weight by percentage of each of the yarns that comprise the fabric is 11.8% of the first yarn, 2.6% of the second yarn, and 85.6% of the third yarn. The overall fiber content is stated to be 83.2% rayon, 14.4% nylon, 1.5% polyester, and .9% metallic.

The applicable subheading for style M21E80088 will be 6110.30.3020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sweaters, pulloversand similar articles, knitted or crocheted: Of man-made fibers: Other: Other: Other: Other: Sweaters: Women’s. The duty rate will be 32% ad valorem.

Style M21E80088 falls within textile category designation 646. 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 Camille R. Ferraro at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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