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NY L86049

June 30, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:358 L86049


TARIFF NO.: 6204.52.2080; 6211.42.0081

Mary Bailey
Sears Roebuck and Co.
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

RE: The tariff classification of toddlers’ wearing apparel from China

Dear Ms. Bailey:

In your letter dated June 21, 2005 you requested a classification ruling.

Submitted style 4518 is comprised of two pieces. One of these pieces is a skirt, manufactured from woven fabric of 100% cotton that is ornamented by overlays. The other of the pieces, to be worn underneath the skirt, is an unlined, panty-styled garment, fully elasticized around the waistband and leg openings, manufactured from woven fabric of 100% cotton.

As you have requested, the sample style is being returned.

The applicable subheading for the skirt of this style will be 6204.52.2080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for girls’skirtsof cotton, other, other, girls’; and for the panty-like garment will be 6211.42.0081, HTS, which provides for other garmentsgirls’, of cotton, other. The duty rates will be 8.2 and 8.1 per cent ad valorem, respectively.

The skirt of this style falls within textile category designation 342 and the panty-like garment within 359. 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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