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NY L86887

September 8, 2005

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:WA:361 NY L86887


TARIFF NO.: 6114.30.3070

Ms. Donna Romano
Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc.
18 Thatcher Road
Dayton, NJ 08810

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s shrug from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Romano:

In your letter dated August 8, 2005, you requested a classification ruling for a woman’s shrug.

The submitted sample, Style #1670322953, is a woman’s shrug constructed from 85% acrylic, and 15% wool knit fabric. The garment has long sleeves, shoulder coverage, and a back that extends approximately 14½ inches. The garment also has sequins around the neckline, a tie at the waist and essentially no front coverage.

The applicable subheading for the shrug, Style #1670322953, will be 6114.30.3070, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other garments, knitted or crocheted, of man-made fibers, other, other, women’s. The rate of duty will be 14.9% ad valorem.

Style 1670322953 falls 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 Angela De Gaetano at 646-733-3052.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity

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