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NY M81629

March 7, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:N3:356 M81629


TARIFF NO.: 6110.30.3053

Mr. Mike Bartlett
American Shipping Company, Inc.
400 Oceangate, Suite 1106
Long Beach, CA 90802

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

Dear Mr. Bartlett:

In your letter dated February 22, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of National Stores, Inc. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style NSIJ5 is a men‘s garment constructed from 100% polyester, finely knit pile fabric that is napped on the inside and outside surfaces. Style NSIJ5 features a self-fabric hood; a full front opening with a zippered closure; long sleeves with elasticized capping; slash pockets below the waist; and a loose fitting,hemmed bottom

The applicable subheading for Style NSIJ5 will be 6110.30.3053, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, (HTS), 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 NSIJ5 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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