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NY M84102

June 27, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:WA:361 NY M84102


TARIFF NO.: 6204.63.3510

Ms. Doreen Rizzo, Customs Specialist
Stride Rite Sourcing Int’l Inc.
191 Spring Street, P.O. Box 9191
Lexington, MA 02420-9191

RE: The tariff classification of women’s pants from Sri Lanka.

Dear Ms. Rizzo:

In your letter dated June 6, 2006, you requested a classification ruling for women’s woven pants. The submitted sample will be returned to you, as requested.

Style 22502 is a pair of women’s pants constructed from 85 percent polyester, 15 percent spandex woven fabric. The pants have an elasticized waistband with an inside draw cord and two front pockets. The bottom of the pant legs are hemmed and finished with a wrap like feature approximately five inches from the bottom, and ties.

The applicable subheading for style 22502 will be 6204.63.3510, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Women’strousers: Of synthetic fibers. The duty rate will be 28.6% 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 22502 falls within textile category designation 648. 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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