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NY M82489

May 3, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:N3:359 M82489


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2077; 6110.20.2020

Ms. Gail T. Cumins
Sharretts, Paley, Carter & Blauvelt
Seventy-five Broad Street
New York, NY 10004

RE: The tariff classification of women’s knitted garments from China; applicability of HTSUS Chapter 61 Statistical Note 6

Dear Ms. Cumins:

In your letter dated April 10, 2006, on behalf of Bernardo Fashions, you requested a classification ruling.

Following are descriptions of the samples that you have submitted and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) provisions that apply.

Style Number: 8AZ570
Garment Description: 100% cotton 2x2 rib knit cardigan with lurex trim featuring a V-neckline, short sleeves, full front opening with 7 button closures, the neckline, sleeves, placket and bottom finished with lurex trim HTSUS Chapter 61 Statistical Note 3 Stitch Count: over 9 HTSUS Chapter 61 Statistical Note 6 Stitch Count: under 18 Component Construction: all components knit to shape and assembled by linking or looping HTSUS Number: 6110.20.2077
Textile Category Number: 339

Style Number: 8A2572
Garment Description: 100% cotton sleeveless openwork sweater with a V-neckline, full front opening with 3 button closures; neckline, armholes, placket and bottom finished with knitted ruffled fabric HTSUS Chapter 61 Statistical Note 3 Stitch Count: under 9 stitches per 2 centimeters HTSUS Number: 6110.20.2020
Textile Category Number: 345

You suggest that style 8A2572 be classified as a knit to shape garment in subheading 6110.20.2077. However, the garment has a sweater stitch count (under 9 stitches per 2 centimeters).

To view the tariff language and current duty rates that correspond to these HTSUS provisions, please refer to the text of the most recent HTSUS, which is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

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). The holding set forth above applies only to the specific factual situation and merchandise as identified in the ruling request. This position is clearly set forth in 19 CFR 177.9(b)(1) which states that a ruling letter is issued on the assumption that all of the information furnished in connection with the ruling request and incorporated therein, either directly, by reference, or by implication, is accurate and complete in every material respect.

The merchandise, in its condition as imported into the United States, should conform to the facts and the description as set forth both in the ruling request and in this ruling. In the event that the facts or merchandise are modified in any way, this should be brought to the attention of Customs officials. The issuance of this ruling does not preclude periodic verification by Customs at the time of importation.

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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