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NY M86134

September 6, 2006

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:N3:360 M86134


TARIFF NO.: 6204.42.3050

Hanna Tsoi
Zinnia Clothes & Ornaments Co. Ltd.
Flat A, 1/F, Hang Cheong Fty., Bldg.
1 Wing Ming Street
Cheung Sha Wan, KLN
Hong Kong

RE: The tariff classification of women’s dresses from China

Dear Ms. Tsoi:

In your letter dated August 22, 2006, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style 385X412 is a sleeveless women’s dress made from crocheted and woven fabric. The crocheted fabric is 55% linen and 45% cotton and comprises the straps, bust and upper back of the garment. The 100% printed woven cotton fabric comprises the remainder of the garment. The pullover garment extends to approximately the calf area and features U-shaped front and rear necklines. The woven fabric imparts the essential character to the garment.

The applicable subheading for style 385X412 will be 6204.42.3050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for women’s dresses: of cotton: other: other, other: other women’s. The duty rate will be 8.4 percent 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 385X412 falls within textile category 336. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries. The textile category number above applies to merchandise produced in non-WTO member-countries. Quota and visa requirements are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information on quota and visa requirements applicable to this merchandise, we suggest you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” which is available on our web site at www.cbp.gov. For current information regarding possible textile safeguard actions on goods from China and related issues, we refer you to the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel of the Department of Commerce 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 Patricia Schiazzano at 646-733-3051.


Robert B. Swierupski

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