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NY M85201

August 09, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:WA:361 NY M85201


TARIFF NO.: 6114.20.0020; 6114.20.0040

Mr. Anthony LoPresti,
Vice President, Imports/Compliance
S.J. Stile Associates Ltd
181 South Franklin Ave.
Valley Stream, NY 11581

RE: The tariff classification of two women’s garments from China and Vietnam.

Dear Mr. LoPresti:

In your letter dated July 24, 2006, you requested a classification ruling for two women’s garments on behalf of Cherry Stix Ltd. The submitted samples will be returned to you, as requested.

Style CS-8229F is a woman’s romper constructed from 60 percent cotton, 40 percent polyester knit fabric. The romper extends from the shoulders to mid thigh, and has a hood with a draw cord, a V neckline, short sleeves, kangaroo pockets, a draw cord at the waist, and hemmed legs.

Style 7301 is a woman’s bodysuit constructed from 57 percent cotton, 38 percent polyester, and 5 percent spandex knit fabric. The bodysuit has a V neckline, long sleeves, elasticized leg openings, and a snap closure at the crotch.

The applicable subheading for style CS-8229F will be 6114.20.0040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Other garments, knitted or crocheted: Of cotton: Sunsuits, washsuits, one-piece playsuits and similar apparel: Women’s or girls’. The duty rate will be 10.8% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style 7301 will be 6114.20.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Other garments, knitted or crocheted: Of cotton: Bodysuits and bodyshirts. The duty rate will be 10.8% 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 CS-8229F falls within textile category designation 237; style 7301 falls within textile category designation 359. 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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