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NY M80704

July 24, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 M80704


TARIFF NO.: 6110.30.3053

Ms. Kathy Hilton
Post Entry Department
UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
1930 Bishop Lane, Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40218

RE: The tariff classification of a men’s knit pullover garment from China.

Dear Ms. Hilton:

In your letter dated March 1, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Bamboo Textiles, Brea, CA 92821. Your response was delayed due to laboratory analysis. As requested, your samples will be returned.

Style 200 is a men’s pullover garment constructed from a heavy weight, jersey knit fabric that measures 20 stitches per two centimeters counted in the horizontal direction. The garment has a rib knit crew neckline; short, hemmed sleeves, and a straight, hemmed bottom. The fabric weight is more than 200 grams per square meter.

In your correspondence, you state that the bamboo used to make the fabric of Style 200 is processed using a mechanical method rather than a chemical method. Laboratory analysis has found that the fabric is composed of 71.6% regenerated cellulose fiber and 28.4% cotton. Regenerated cellulose fiber is considered an artificial fiber.

Consequently, the applicable subheading for Style 200 will be 6110.30.3053, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, (HTSUS), which provides for: sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of man-made fibers: other: other: other: other: men’s or boys’: other. The rate of duty is 32% 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 200 falls within textile category designation 638. 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 this ruling letter 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 this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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