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NY L86741

September 13, 2005

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:3:353 L86741


TARIFF NO.: 6110.30.3050, 6114.30.3060

Ms. Shannon C. Moore
Source International
2201 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206

RE: The tariff classification of a baseball uniform top and pants from China.

Dear Ms. Moore:

In your letter dated August 15, 2005, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted samples are an adult and youth baseball uniform top and pants constructed of finely knit 100% polyester fabric. The top is a sleeveless garment with oversized armholes. It features a left over right, six button, full front closure, a high V-neckline, hemmed armholes, and a curved hemmed bottom with a curved tail. The pants are ankle length and feature a heavy elasticized waistband, tunneled belt loops, a front zipper with a double snap waist tab, two rear slash pockets, overlock-stitched ankles, and front legs reinforced from the knee to the ankles by two layers of fabric. The garments range from sizes small to extra large.

The applicable subheading for the baseball uniform top will be 6110.30.3050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, Knitted or crocheted: Of man-made fibers: Other: Other: Other: Other: Men’s or boys’.” The duty rate will be 32 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the baseball uniform pants will be 6114.30.3060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Other garments, knitted or crocheted: Of man-made fibers: Other, Other: Men’s or boys’.” The duty rate will be 14.9 percent ad valorem.

The baseball uniform top falls within textile category designation is 638; the baseball uniform pants fall within textile category designation 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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