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NY N018989

November 14, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6210.50.5055

Mr. Tim Parsons
Parsons Trading
97 Bahama Reef
Novato, CA 94949

RE: The tariff classification of a Waterproof Milking Set from China.

Dear Mr. Parsons:

In your letter dated October 19, 2007, you requested a classification ruling. The samples which you submitted are being returned as requested.

The submitted sample is a Waterproof Milking Set, identified as WMS. The Milking Set consists of an apron and two sleeve covers. The apron and sleeve covers are made of woven 100% nylon fabric coated on the inner surface with PVC plastic material. The bib-style apron covers the entire front torso and sides and extends to approximately mid-calf to ankle, with a textile neck strap and adjustable textile waist ties. The sleeve covers are a tube-like item and feature elastic and hook and loop closures at the top and bottom. The Waterproof Milking Set is used by Dairy Farmers when milking cows to protect their clothing from inadvertent splashing and when brushing up against wet and muddy cow under-bellies.

The apron imparts the essential character of the set.

 The applicable subheading for the Waterproof Milking Set (WMS), will be 6210.50.5055, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Garments, made up of fabrics of heading 5602, 5603, 5903, 5906 or 5907: Other women’s or girls’ garments: Of man-made fibers: Other, Other." The duty rate will be 7.1% 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With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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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