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NY M84305

July 17, 2006

CLA-2-65:RR:NC:N3:353 M84305


TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.3090

Mr. Mindy Hu
The Glove Source, Inc.
9104 Guilford Rd., Suite 1-D
Columbia, MD 21046

RE: The tariff classification of hats from China.

Dear Ms. Hu:

In your letter dated June 12, 2006, you requested a classification ruling. The samples will be returned to you as requested.

Four samples were submitted with your request. Style 9327 is a cap style hat made of knit 100% wool fabric. Style 9920 s a ski-style hat made of knit 85% wool/15% nylon fabric. Style 9925 is a ski-style hat made of knit 100% wool fabric. Style 9922 is a ski-style hat made of knit 100% wool fabric. You state that style 7922 is identical to style 9922.

The applicable subheading for styles 9327, 9920, 9925,9922 and 7922 will be 6505.90.3090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Hats and other headgearOf wool: Knitted or crocheted or made up from knitted or crocheted fabric, Other: Other." The rate of duty will be 25.4 cents per kilogram plus 7.7% ad valorem. The textile category designation is 459.

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/.

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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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