United States International Trade Commision Rulings And Harmonized Tariff Schedule
faqs.org  Rulings By Number  Rulings By Category  Tariff Numbers
faqs.org > Rulings and Tariffs Home > Rulings By Number > 2005 NY Rulings > NY L88377 - NY L88422 > NY L88392

Previous Ruling Next Ruling
NY L88392

November 21, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:354 L88392


TARIFF NO.: 6108.92.0015; 6114.30.1020

Mr. Eric Ehrens
Eric Ehrens Co. Inc.
4 Park Avenue, Suite 17E
New York, New York 10016

RE: The tariff classification of woman’s apparel from China.

Dear Mr. Ehrens:

In your letter dated October 19, 2005, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Somerbond Ltd. The provided samples will be returned as per your request.

In your submission, you indicate that Style F01000155 consists of two items, a halter-top and matching G-string styled panty. The halter-top is constructed of a 97% polyamide 3% elastane raschel lace-like fabric at the v-cut bust area. A ribbon approximately 1-1/2 inches in width is sewn below the bust and ties at the back. Sewn to the lower edge of the ribbon are two flyaway panels that are constructed of a 97% polyamide 3% elastane mesh fabric and trimmed with raschel lace-like fabric. The elasticized halter strap is trimmed with raschel lace-like fabric. The G-string styled panty features a front panel made of a 97% polyamide 3% elastane mesh fabric, an elasticized waistband, an elasticized G-string back, and a lined crotch panel.

The applicable subheading for the style F01000155 halter-top will be 6114.30.1020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Other garments, knitted or crocheted: of man-made fibers: Tops: women’s. The duty rate will be 28.2% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the style F01000155 G-string styled panty will be 6108.92.0015, HTS, which provides for Women's or girls' slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, night dresses, pajamas, negligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of made-made fiber: underwear: other: women’s. The duty rate will be 16 percent ad valorem.

The halter-top falls within textile category designation 639 and the G-string styled panty falls within textile category designation 652. 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 Deborah Marinucci at 646-733-3054.


Robert B. Swierupski

Previous Ruling Next Ruling

See also: