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NY L88191

October 21, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:358 L88191


TARIFF NO.: 6211.11.1020

Kevin Maher
C Air
181 South Franklin Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11581

RE: The tariff classification of boys’ swim trunks from China

Dear Mr. Maher:

In your letter that was received by this office on October 7, 2005, written on behalf of Hoop Retail LLC, you requested a classification ruling.

Submitted style D2205B0002, manufactured from woven fabric that you state is coated with polyurethane, is a mesh-lined garment, resembling a pair of shorts, fully elasticized around the waistband through which an adjustable drawstring is threaded and at each side of which an open pocket is located.

As you have requested, the sample garment is being returned.

The applicable subheading for this style will be 6211.11.1020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for swimwearboys’, of man-made fibers, boys’. The duty rate will be 27.8 per cent ad valorem.

The swim trunks 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 Kirschner at 646-733-3048.


Robert B. Swierupski

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