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NY L89866

January 20, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:3:353 L89866


TARIFF NO.: 6115.92.9000

Ms. Francine Marcoux
Hampton Direct Inc.
350 Pioneer Drive
P.O. Box 1199
Williston, VT 05495

RE: The tariff classification of socks from China.

Dear Ms. Marcoux:

In your letter dated January 6, 2006 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a Style 53222 Stow Away Zipper Sock (Black) consisting of a pair of socks constructed of knit 80% cotton, 17% nylon and 3% spandex fabric. The unisex crew sock features zippered cuffs for stowing of keys or cash. In addition, the sock comes in Style 53220 (White).

The applicable subheading for the Styles 53220 and 53222 Stow Away Zipper Socks will be 6115.92.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosieryknitted or crocheted: of cotton: other: other. The duty rate will be 13.5 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/.

The Styles 53220 and 53222 Stow Away Zipper Socks fall within textile category designation 332. 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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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