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NY N014804

August 10, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6505.90.6090

Ms. Karen Hartman
Redkat Sourcing
4054 Carmel Brooks Way
San Diego, CA 92130

RE: The tariff classification of a hood from China.

Dear Ms. Hartman:

In your letter dated July 23, 2007, you requested a classification ruling.

The pictures you submitted are identified as Fetish hoods made of knit 100% spandex fabric. The items resemble a balaclava in that they cover the face and head.

Style STR1001 – Fetish Hood is used to completely block vision and cover the entire the head. Item is sewn from two panels with foam lining added to the eye area to block out light.

Style STR1002 – Fetish Hood is used to completely cover the head with the exception of the mouth area and block out vision.

Style STR1003 – Fetish Hood is made from two panels with openings in the eye, mouth and nose areas.

   The applicable subheading for Fetish Hoods, Styles STR1001, STR1002 and STR1003 will be 6505.90.6090, 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 fabricOther: Of man-made fibers: Knitted or crocheted or made up from knitted or crocheted fabric: Not in part of braid, Other: Other: Other." The duty rate will be 20 cents per kilogram plus 7% 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With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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.

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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