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NY N013116

July 11, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.1540

Ms. Marlene Collins
One Claiborne Ave.
HQ2 7th Floor
North Bergen, NJ 07047

RE: The tariff classification of a head covering from China.

Dear Ms. Collins:

In your letter dated June 12, 2007, you requested a classification ruling. The sample will be returned to you.

The submitted sample StyleYTRUS054 is a ladies head covering made of knit 80%cotton, 20% polyester velour fabric. The head coving is approximately 9” wide with a thick fabric covered elastic band at the back. The item is specifically designed to cover the crown of the head and would not be worn around the neck.

The applicable subheading for Style YTRUS054 will be 6505.90.1540, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Hats and other headgear, knitted or crocheted, or made up from lace, felt or other textile fabric, in the piece (but not in strips), whether or not trimmedOther: Of cotton, flax or both: knitted, Of cotton: Other: Other." The duty rate will be 7.9% ad valorem. The textile category designation is 359.

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/.

With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries. 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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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