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NY M81523

April 13, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 M81523


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2020

Mr. Joe Janinski
Northern Group Retail, LTD
2375 Skymark Avenue
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 4Y6

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s sweater from China

Dear Mr. Janinski:

In your letter dated March 21, 2006, you requested a classification. As requested, your sample is being returned to you.

Style 17S6-56 (45-17-00431) is a woman’s sweater constructed from 100% cotton openwork crocheted fabric. The garment features a full front opening with a self-fabric tie closure and long sleeves.

In your ruling request, you recommended classification of the submitted garment under HTS 6114.20.0060. It is noted that style 17S6-56 (45-17-00431) has construction features common to garments of heading 6110 and provides sufficient coverage. It is more specifically provided for in 6110.

The applicable subheading for style 17S6-56 (45-17-00431) will be 6110.20.2020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: other: other: sweaters: women’s. The duty rate will be 16.5% ad valorem.

Tariff number 17S6-56 (45-17-00431) falls within textile category designation 345. 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 R. Ferraro at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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