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NY M80228

March 1, 2006

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 M80228


TARIFF NO.: 6203.43.4030

Mr. Jeffrey J. Walton
Imports, Department 733IMP
Sears Holding Corp.
3333 Beverly Road. A3-369B
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

RE: The tariff classification of men’s woven shorts from Cambodia.

Dear Mr. Walton:

In your letter dated January 25, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style MISS06-2320 is a pair of men’s shorts constructed from 100% polyester, woven fabric with a knit mesh liner. The shorts fall above the knee and feature a partially elasticized waistband; a fly front opening with a hook and loop closure; a laced closure at the front waistband; a right rear patch pocket with a hook and loop closure and grommets for drainage; an inner key pocket; and hemmed leg openings.

The applicable subheading for Style MISS06-2320 will be 6203.43.4030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for men’s or boys’ shorts (other than swimwear): of synthetic fibers: other: other: other: other: shorts: men’s. The rate of duty is 27.9% 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 MISS06-2320 falls within textile category designation 647. 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 Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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