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NY L84768

May 31, 2005

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 L84768


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2065

Ms. Nichole A. Allen
VF Imagewear, Inc.
545 Marriott Dr., Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37214

RE: The tariff classification of a men’s knit pullover garment from Honduras.

Dear Ms. Allen:

In your letter, which was received by this office on May 12, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, Style L952, is a men’s pullover garment constructed from heavyweight, jersey knit fabric that weighs more than 200 grams per square meter. The fabric measures 23 stitches per two centimeters counted in the horizontal direction. Style L952 has a rib knit crew neckline; short hemmed sleeves; a large, flat screen print on the center chest; and a straight, hemmed, bottom. Style L952 will be imported in 100% cotton in white and dyed colors and in 90% cotton, 10% polyester in steel grey.

The applicable subheading for Style L952 will be 6110.20.2065, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, (HTS), which provides for: sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: other: other: other: men's or boys'. The rate of duty is 16.5 percent ad valorem.

Style L952 falls within textile category designation 338. 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 this ruling letter 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 this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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