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NY N019804

December 12, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6203.42.4016

Ms. Barbara Moore
The Janel Group of New York, Inc.
150-14 132nd Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11434

RE: The tariff classification of men’s woven pants with shoulder straps from China.

Dear Ms. Moore:

In your letter dated November 14, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Alpine (USA) Sportswear Inc. As requested, your sample will be returned.

Style 123OVS is a pair of men’s pants constructed from 100% cotton, woven yarn dyed fabric. The garment falls below the knee and features a flat waistband with five belt loops; a button closure on the waistband; a fly front opening with a zipper closure; quarter pockets at each side; a coin pocket within the right quarter pocket; two rear patch pockets; one and one quarter inch wide shoulder straps that are buttoned at the front waistband and sewn to the rear waistband; and hemmed leg openings.

The applicable subheading for Style 123OVS will be 6203.42.4016, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for men’s or boys’trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts: of cotton: other: other: trousers and breeches: men’s: other. The duty rate is 16.6% 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 123OVS falls within textile category designation 347. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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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