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NY M81953

April 24, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:WA:361 NY M81953


TARIFF NO.: 6106.20.2010

Ms. Melissa Fox
Barthco International, Inc.
5101 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112

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

Dear Ms. Fox:

In your letter dated April 6, 2006, you requested a classification ruling for a woman’s blouse on behalf of Ann Taylor, Inc. The submitted samples will be returned to you, as requested.

Style 145143 is a woman’s blouse constructed from an outer layer that is 100 percent polyester knit openwork fabric, and an inner layer, essentially a lining constructed from 75 percent silk, 20 percent cotton and five percent cashmere knit fabric. The sleeveless blouse has a rounded neckline, a keyhole opening at the back with a button closure at the top, and a scalloped bottom. The openwork fabric has more than ten stitches per centimeter in both the horizontal and vertical directions.

The applicable subheading for style 145143 will be 6106.20.2010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Women’sblousesknitted or crocheted: Of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 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 145143 falls within textile category designation 639. 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 Angela De Gaetano at 646-733-3052.


Robert B. Swierupski

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