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NY M84701

July 7, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 M84701


TARIFF NO.: 6110.11.0060

Mr. Joseph R. Hoffacker
Barthco Trade Consultants
5101 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1404

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

Dear Mr. Hoffacker:

In your letter dated June 23, 2006, on behalf of Revue LLC, 512 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018, you requested a classification ruling. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The submitted sample, style number 649984S, is a woman’s sleeveless vest that is constructed from 100% boiled wool, knit fabric. The vest features a Mongolian lamb fur trim shawl collar that extends to the waist and finishes the bottom, a V-neckline, oversized armholes, and 4 hook and eye closures. Eyelets adorn the shoulders and the front and back panels.

The applicable subheading for the vest will be 6110.11.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for vests, knitted: of wool or fine animal hair: of wool: vests, other than sweater vests: women’s . The duty rate will be 16% 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/.

The vest falls within textile category designation 459. 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 Camille R. Ferraro at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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