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NY L87398

September 12, 2005

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:N3:353 L87398


TARIFF NO.: 6115.92.9000, 6115.93.9010

Ms. Marisa Luna
Yusen Logistics
Airport Industrial Park Bldg. C-3
Hook Creek Blvd. & 145th Ave.
Valley Stream, NY 11581

RE: The tariff classification of slipper socks from China.

Dear Ms. Luna:

In your letter dated August 17, 2005 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted samples are slipper socks no style numbers given. The Green Slipper Sock is composed of knit 80%cotton/20% polyester fabric. The sock is designed with a ruffle at the top and a textile flower on the side. The ribbon sock is composed of knit 70% acrylicl/30% wool fabric with a large velour ribbon tie at the front. Both socks have plastic dots on the bottom and do not have an applied sole.

      The applicable subheading for the Green Sock will be 6115.92.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosieryknitted or crocheted: Other: Of cotton: Other: Other." The duty rate will be 13.5% ad valorem. The textile category is 332.

The applicable subheading for the Ribbon Sock will be 6115.93.9010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including stockings for varicose veins, and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted: Other: Of synthetic fibers: Other: Other, Containing 23 percent or more by weight of wool or fine animal hair.” The duty rate will be 14.6% ad valorem. The textile category designation is 432.

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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