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NY L87744

October 4, 2005

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:WA:361 NY L87744


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2075; 6114.20.0010

Import Commodity Group, Ltd.
131 East Merrick Road
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Attn: Mr. Peter Weinrauch

RE: The tariff classification of two women’s garments from China.

Dear Mr. Weinrauch:

In your letter dated September 21, 2005 you requested a classification ruling for two women’s garments on behalf of Momentrends. The samples will be returned, as requested.

Style VS65635 is a woman’s top constructed from 69 percent cotton, 31 percent polyamide knit mesh fabric. The top has ¼ inch shoulder straps, a V-neckline in front, and a three-inch fringe at the bottom. The upper back of the garment extends across from side seam to side seam, dipping in the center, and exposing more than half of the back.

Style VS32141 is a woman’s pullover constructed from 100 percent cotton knit fabric. The pullover has a boat neckline, cap sleeves, and a self-finish scalloped bottom. The fabric has more than nine stitches per two centimeters, measured in the direction in which the stitches were formed.

The applicable subheading for style VS65635 will be 6114.20.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Other garments, knitted or crocheted: Of cotton: Tops: women’s or girls’. The rate of duty will be 10.8 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style VS32141 will be 6110.20.2075, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for pulloversknitted or crocheted: Of cotton: Other: Women’s or girls’. The duty rate will be 16.5% ad valorem.

Styles VS65635 and VS32141 fall within textile category designation 339. 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

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