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NY N008896

April 24, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2030

Ms. Dina Davide
Woltmann & Bonventre, Inc.
149-15 177th Street
Jamaica, NY 11434

RE: The tariff classification of a men’s knit vest from China.

Dear Ms. Davide:

In your letter dated March 23, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Diesel USA, Inc. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Model 00C0R9 is a men’s vest constructed from 100% cotton, waffle knit fabric that measures 30 stitches per two centimeters counted in the horizontal direction. The vest is lined with jersey knit fabric and features a double collar of rib knit and jersey knit fabric, oversized armholes, a full front opening with a zippered closure, a vertical zippered pocket on the inside left chest, two pouch pockets below the waist, and a rib knit bottom. There is a woven fabric label sewn to the left pouch pocket.

The applicable subheading for Model 00C0R9 will be 6110.20.2030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, (HTSUS), which provides for: sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: other: other: vests, other than sweater vests: men’s or boys’. The rate of duty is 16.5% ad valorem.

Model 00C0R9 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 this ruling letter or the control number indicated above should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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