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NY N008688

April 18, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6115.96.9020

Ms. Melissa Stanczak
Ballet Makers, Inc.
1 Campus Road
Totowa, New Jersey 07512

RE: The tariff classification of socks from Taiwan

Dear Ms. Stanczak:

In your letter dated March 14, 2007, you requested a classification ruling. The submitted samples will be returned.

The submitted sample, Style T1868, which you call an adult tight, is actually a pair of women’s mid-calf length footed hosiery made of 80% nylon supplex and 20% spandex knit fabric. The mid-calf length hosiery features a rib-knit elasticized top.

The applicable subheading for Style T1868, will be 6115.96.9020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other "Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, other: of synthetic fibers: other: other, other." The duty rate will be 14.6 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/.

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 Deborah Marinucci at 646-733-3054.


Robert B. Swierupski

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