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NY M82722

May 23, 2006

CLA-2-61: RR:NC:TA:N3:356 M82722


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2010

Ms. Jessica Day
ASA Brokers, Inc.
19227 72nd Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032

RE: The tariff classification of a men’s sweater from India.

Dear Ms. Day:

In your letter dated April 10, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Shah Safari, Inc. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style M8226RD6 is a men’s sweater constructed from 100% cotton, jersey knit fabric that measures 6 stitches per two centimeters counted in the horizontal direction. Style M8226RD6 features a self-fabric stand-up collar with woven fabric edging; a full front opening with a zippered closure; six metal snap closures at the front opening; long, raglan sleeves with tubular knit cuffs; vertical welt pockets below the waist; and a rib knit bottom.

The applicable subheading for Style M8226RD6 will be 6110.20.2010, 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: sweaters: men's. The rate of duty 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 M8226RD6 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.

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 Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity

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