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NY M80610

March 20, 2006

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:N3:360 M80610


TARIFF NO.: 6204.39.6000

Michael Lambert
Director, Import Planning and Duty Strategy Limited Customs Services
Two Limited Parkway
Columbus, OH 43230

RE: The tariff classification of women’s jackets from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Lambert:

In your letter dated February 16, 2006, you requested a classification ruling. The sample submitted with your request will be returned as requested.

Style J473754 is a women’s jacket constructed from 100 percent silk woven fabric. The garment extends to the waist and features long hemmed sleeves, a full front opening with a tie closure at the neck and darts on the front and rear panels. The front panels are embellished with embroidery and beading and there is a sheer fabric and crocheted trim at the sleeve endings and around the full front opening.

The applicable subheading for style J473754 will be 6204.39.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for women’s or girls’ suits, ensembles, suit-type jackets, blazers: of other textile materials: Other: Containing 70 percent or more by weight of silk or silk waste. The duty rate will be 1 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/.

Style J473754 falls within textile category designation 735. 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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