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NY N017020

October 11, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6203.43.4010

Mr. Mark McGuigan
Coppersmith Inc.
434 Rozzi Place
South San Francisco, CA 94080

RE: The tariff classification of men’s woven pants from Cambodia.

Dear Mr. McGuigan:

In your letter dated September 11, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Paceman A.G. Inc. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style PLM#00215393 is a pair of men’s pants constructed from 55% polyester, 45% cotton, woven fabric. Style PLM#00215393 features a flat waistband with five belt loops; a fly front opening with three metal button closures; a metal button closure on the waistband; quarter pockets at each side; a small coin pocket inside the right quarter pocket; two rear patch pockets; and hemmed leg openings.

The applicable subheading for Style PLM#00215393 will be 6203.43.4010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for men’s and boys’ trousers, . . . and shorts (other than swimwear): of synthetic fibers: other: other: other: other: trousers and breeches: men’s. The rate of duty is 27.9% 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 PLM#00215393 falls within textile category designation 647. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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 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 Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski

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