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NY L87454

September 27, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:WA:357 L87454


TARIFF NO.: 6201.92.2051

Ms. Arlen T. Epstein
DC Williams & Associates
470 Park Ave So.
New York, N.Y. 10016

RE: The tariff classification of a man’s jacket from China

Dear Ms. Epstein:

In your letter dated August 26, 2005, on behalf of your client, Kindnoon Offshore Trading Co. Ltd., you requested a classification ruling.

The sample submitted, style number PGFA06-01 “Hooded Twill Upland Shirt”, is a man’s upper-thigh length jacket constructed of a shell composed of a woven 100% cotton twill fabric. The jacket is lined with a woven 100% polyester taffeta fabric that is quilted in a diamond pattern to a nonwoven polyester batting fill.

The jacket has an integral hood with a drawcord tightening, a fold-down pointed collar, a full front opening secured by a zipper closure and a chest warmer insert. An overlapping flap with six left-over-right button closures covers the front zipper area. The jacket’s chest warmer insert and the lining fabric in the hood are composed of a heavy brushed knit 65% polyester /35% cotton fleece fabric. The jacket has front and rear yokes composed of a contrasting color fabric that is quilted in a diamond pattern to a nonwoven batting fill, a pocket with a flap secured by a button closure on the left chest, two side seam pockets at the waist, long vented sleeves with a button closure on the vent opening and a button closure on the cuffs, and a straight cut hemmed bottom with two side seam vents.

The sample is being returned to you as you have requested.

The applicable subheading for the jacket will be 6201.92.2051, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other: men’s anoraks, windbreakers and similar articles: of cotton. The duty rate will be 9.4 percent ad valorem.

The jacket falls within textile category designation 334. 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 W. Raftery at 646-733-3047.


Robert B. Swierupski

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