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NY L88876

December 8, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:N3:360 L88876


TARIFF NO.: 6208.22.0000

Ms. Stephanie De Silva
Avon Products, Inc.
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

RE: The tariff classification of women’s sleepwear from Macau

Dear Ms. De Silva:

In your letter dated November 17, 2005, you requested a classification ruling. The submitted sample will be returned to you as requested.

Item PP 1031222 is a woman’s lingerie-styled pajama set constructed from 100 percent polyester woven fabric. The pajama top is a camisole that features a shaped front neckline, adjustable shoulder straps and a partial side opening secured by four button and loop closures. The bodice and straps are embellished with lace. The front neckline is also embellished with scattered beading. The tap pant features a partially elasticized waist with a self-fabric bow, a side opening secured by three button and loop closure and short legs with side vents. The legs are trimmed with lace.

The applicable subheading for item PP 1031222 will be 6208.22.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s or girls’ singlets and other undershirts, slips, petticoats, briefs, panties, nightdresses, pajamas, negligees, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles: nightdresses and pajamas: of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 16 percent ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

Item PP 1031222 falls within textile category designation 651. 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 Patricia Schiazzano at 646-733-3051.


Robert B. Swierupski

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