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NY M87413

November 9, 2006

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:359 M87413


TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2079; 6110.12.1060

Ms. Vicky Lee
J. Crew Group, Inc.
770 Broadway, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10003

RE: The tariff classification of women’s knit wearing apparel from China

Dear Ms. Lee:

In your letter dated October 20, 2006, requested a classification ruling. Your samples are being returned.

The submitted samples, styles D63855, D62671 and D63871, are women’s upper body garments. The outer surface of the fabrics measures more than 9 stitches but less than 18 stitches per 2 centimeters in the direction that the stitches were formed.

Style D63855 is a woman’s 100% cotton cardigan that features a round neckline, long sleeves with ribbed cuffs, a full front opening with a woven placket that has 9 button closures, and a ribbed bottom. Decorative beads adorn the placket area. The garment does not meet the requirements of Statistical Note 6, Chapter 61, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) because of the woven placket.

Style D62671 is a woman’s 100% cotton cardigan that features a round neckline, long sleeves with ribbed cuffs, a full front opening with 9 button closures, a ribbed ruffled placket constructed from knit cotton fabric and woven silk fabric, and a ribbed bottom. This garment does not meet the requirements of Statistical Note 6, Chapter 61, HTSUS, because of the woven fabric on the left placket of the left panel.

Style D63871 is a woman’s 100% cashmere sleeveless pullover that features tie shoulder closures, a round neckline, side slits, and a rolled bottom.

The applicable subheading for styles D63855 and D62671 will be 6110.20.2079, HTSUS, which provides for sweatersand similar articles, knitted: of cotton: otherother: women’s. The duty rate will be 16.5% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style D63871 will be 6110.12.1060, HTSUS, which provides for pullovers, knitted: of wool or fine animal hair: of Kashmir (cashmere) goats: wholly of cashmere: other: women’s. The duty rate will be 4% 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/.

Styles D63855 and D62671 fall within textile category 339. Style D63871 falls in category 446. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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 Camille R. Ferraro at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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