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NY L89970

December 6, 2005

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:N3:360 L89970


TARIFF NO.: 6204.32.2030

Maristella Iacobello
Customs Compliance Manager
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation
200 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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

Dear Ms. Iacobello:

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

Style 1BS15R-8066 is a women’s tailored jacket constructed from 100 percent cotton woven fabric. The jacket features cap sleeves, a full front opening secured by three buttons, a notched lapel, two patch pockets below the waist and princess seaming on the front panels. The back of the garment features a rear peplum located in the center below a partial self-fabric belt.

The applicable subheading for style 1BS15R-8066 will be 6204.32.2030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women’s or girls’ suits, ensembles, suit-type jackets, blazersof cotton: other: other: women’s. The duty rate will be 9.4 percent ad valorem.

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

Style 1BS15R-8066 falls within textile category designation 335. 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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