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NY M81579

March 6, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:N3:359 M81579


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2079

Jennifer Caldwell
Golden Too, Inc.
1410 Broadway, 8th floor
New York, NY 10018

RE: The tariff classification of a women’s knit garment from China

Dear Mr. Caldwell:

In your letter dated February 7, 2006, you requested a classification ruling. You stated the importer of record for the garment is Tiara International, Inc.

You submitted a sample of a women’s knit pullover identified by two style numbers: 4D6701 and 14D6701. Component pieces of the garment were also submitted. Your samples will be returned as you have requested.

Style 4D6701/14D6701 is a woman’s finely knit pullover featuring ¾ length sleeves, a tubular bottom and sleeve ends and a v neck. The 100% cotton fabric measures more than 9 stitches per 2 centimeters counted in the horizontal direction. For purposes of Statistical Note 6 to Chapter 61, the stitch count is more than 9 but equal to or less than 18 stitches per 2 centimeters measured on the outer surface of the fabric in the direction in which the stitches were formed. The front panel is knit to shape with a self start bottom, self finished sides, a neckline that has a clear and continuous line of demarcation, and full fashion marks at the armholes. The back panel is knit to shape with a self start bottom, self finished sides, full fashion marks at the armholes and only a partially delineated line of demarcation at the neckline. The sleeves are knit to shape with a self start bottom, self finished sides, and full fashion marks at the top of the sleeves. The knit capping for the neck only features self finishing on the ends but not at the top and bottom of the component. All components are looped and linked to form the finished garment.

The applicable subheading for style 4D6701/14D6701 will be 6110.20.2079, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for sweaters, cardigansand similar articles, knitted or crocheted: Of cotton: Other: Other: Other: Women’s or girls’: Other. The duty rate will be 16.5% 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 4D6701/14D6701 falls within textile category designation 339. 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 Ferraro at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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