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NY L86249

August 30, 2005

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:N3:353 L86249


TARIFF NO.: 6115.93.9020, 6115.12.2000

Mr. Peter Mento
Expeditors Tradewin, LLC
1015 Third Ave., 12th Fl.
Seattle, WA 98104

RE: The tariff classification of trouser/knee hi socks and tights from China.

Dear Mr. Mento:

In your letter dated August 5, 2005, on behalf of Universal Hosiery, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample style TAT3001 are trouser socks/knee hi socks composed of knit 97% nylon and 3% spandex fabric. The item is a flat textured yarn and may be a ribbed yarn. The decitex measurement of the nylon is 77.8 or 70 denier.

Style 5202SY are girls’ cable knit tights composed of knit 85% polyester, 10% nylon and 5% spandex fabric. The decitex measurement of the tights is 83.3 or 75 denier.

 The applicable subheading for the trouser/knee hi socks, style TAT3001 will be 6115.93.9020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for " Panty hoseknitted or crocheted: Panty hose and tights: Other: Of synthetic fibers: Other: Other, Other." The duty rate will be 14.6% ad valorem. The textile category designation is 632.

The applicable subheading for the tights, Style 5202SY will be 6115.12.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Panty hosehosieryOther: Of synthetic fibers, measures per single yarn 67 decitex or more: Other." The duty rate will be 14.9% ad valorem. The textile category designation is 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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