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NY L89571

January 26, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:N3:359 L89571


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2079

Eileen Chu
Trend 88 Inc.
499 7th Ave., 6th flr. North
New York, NY 10018

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s cardigan from Pakistan

Dear Ms. Chu:

In your letter dated January 3, 2006, you requested a classification ruling.

Style BV-513 was submitted and identified as a jacket. In your letter you state that the garment is made of 100% cotton fiber. The finely knit garment features a hood, a full front zippered opening, a front split kangaroo pocket, sewn on rib knit cuffs and a sewn on rib knit waistband. The loose fitting cuffs and waistband measure over five inches in width. They do not provide any tightness around the wrists or waist. The garment was submitted in a size 2X.

The country of origin “Made in Pakistan”, company name, size, “RN” number and care instructions are all screen printed on the rear neckline of the garment. In your letter you ask if this screen-printing is acceptable marking. The country of origin, “Made in Pakistan” is legibly and conspicuously printed, and satisfies the requirements of Section 304 of the Tariff Act (19 C.F.R. 1304). However, textile fiber products imported into the United States must b labeled in accordance with the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (15 UCS 70 through 70k) and the rules promulgated thereunder the Federal Trade Commission. Therefore, we suggest you contact the Federal Trade Commission, Division of Enforcement, 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20508 for advice concerning the requirements under this Act. You can also source this information at their website, www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/textilejump.htm.

The applicable subheading for style BV-513 will be 6110.20.2079, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for sweaters, pulloversand similar articles, knitted or crocheted: Of cotton: Other: Other: Other: Women’s or girls’: Other. The duty rate will be 16.5% 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/.

Style BV-513 falls 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 Camille Ferraro at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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