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NY N010347

May 25, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2069

Ms. Antoinette McKnight
American Shipping Company Inc.
140 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

RE: The tariff classification of a men’s knit pullover garment from India.

Dear Ms. McKnight:

In your letter dated April 25, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Christian Casey LLC. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style HK6-502 is a men’s pullover garment constructed from 100% cotton, finely knit waffle fabric that measures 30 stitches per 2 centimeters counted in the horizontal direction. Style HK6-502 features a rib knit crew neckline; a triangular insert at the front neckline; long, raglan sleeves with rib knit cuffs; an embroidered logo on the left chest; rib knit inserts at each side; a woven fabric label sewn into the right side seam; and a straight, hemmed bottom.

The applicable subheading for Style HK6-502 will be 6110.20.2069, 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: other: men's or boys': other. The duty rate is 16.5% 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 HK6-502 falls within textile category 338. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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 this ruling letter 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 this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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