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NY N013854

July 25, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6114.30.1020, 6104.63.2030, 6211.43.0091

Ms. Irene Tsiavos
Fun World
80 Voice Rd.
Carle Place, NY 11514

RE: The tariff classification of an adult costume from China, Taiwan, India and Vietnam.

Dear Ms. Tsiavos:

In your letter dated July 3, 2007, you requested a classification ruling. The sample will be returned to you.

The submitted sample, Items 5147 & 5147H, Adult Cha Cha Girl Costume consists of a top, shorts and an apron skirt. The midriff top is made of knit 100% polyester fabric with woven fabric ruffles. The short shorts are made of knit 100% polyester fabric with woven fabric ruffles and a tunneled elastic waistband. The long apron skirt is made of woven 100% polyester fabric. The multi-ruffled garment with a tie at the waist does completely cover the body, but rather leaves a section open intentionally to show off the legs.

Item 5147H is identical to 5147 with the exception that it will be imported on a hanger.

The Adult Cha Cha Costume is well made with a finished neck, styling and embellishments.

The Adult Cha Cha Girl Costume, Items 5147 & 5147H consist of two or more garments. Note 14 of Section XI, of the HTSUS, requires that textile garments of different headings be separately classified, thus preventing classification of costumes consisting of two or more garments as sets. If a set cannot exist by application of Note 14, the articles that may be packaged with the garments must also be classified separately.

 The applicable subheading for the midriff top will be 6114.30.1020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Other garments, knitted or crocheted: Of man-made fibers: Tops, Women’s or girls’." The general duty rate will be 28.2% ad valorem. The textile category designation is 639.

      The applicable subheading for shorts will be 6104.63.2030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides "Women’s or girls’ suitbreeches and shortsknitted or crocheted: Of synthetic fibers: Other: Other, Shorts: Women’s." The duty rate will be 28.2% ad valorem. The textile category designation is 648.

The applicable subheading for the apron skirt will be 6211.43.0091, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Track suits and swimwear; other garments: Other garments women’s or girls’: Of man-made fibers, Other." The duty rate will be 16% ad valorem. The textile category designation is 659.

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.

Please note that separate Federal Trade Commission marking requirements exist regarding country of origin, fiber content, and other information that must appear on many textile items. You should contact the Federal Trade Commission, Division of Enforcement, 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20580, for information on the applicability of these requirements to this item. Information can also be found at the FTC website www.ftc.gov (click on "Consumer Protection,” “Business Information,” “Clothing & Textiles,” “Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements”).

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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