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NY N003934

December 29, 2006



TARIFF NO.: 6203.42.4011

Ms. Maryellen West
The Folsom Corporation
43 McKee Drive
Box 616
Mahwah, N.J. 07430

RE: The tariff classification of men’s woven pants from Cambodia.

Dear Ms. West:

In your letter dated November 28, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style 95754 “Carpenter Jean” is a pair of men’s 100% cotton, blue denim pants that are fully lined with 100% cotton woven yarn dyed flannel fabric. The pants feature a flat waistband with seven belt loops, a fly front opening with a zippered closure, a metal button at the waistband, quarter pockets at each side, a small pocket inside the right front quarter pocket, two rear patch pockets, a self-fabric hammer loop attached to the left rear pocket, three utility pockets near the side seams below the rear patch pockets, and hemmed legs.

The applicable subheading for Style 95754 is 6203.42.4011, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for men’s or boys' suits, ensembles, suit-type jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear): of cotton: other: other: trousers and breeches: men’s: blue denim. The duty rate is 16.6% 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 95754 falls within textile category designation 347. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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 Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski, Director, National Commodity Specialist Division

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