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NY N020089

December 17, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2079

Mr. Timothy Murphy
B2X Corporation
10 Exchange Place, 25th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302

RE: The tariff classification of a woman’s cardigan from China.

Dear Mr. Murphy:

In your letter dated November 15, 2007 you requested a classification ruling. Your sample is being retained.

The submitted sample, style 1801003, is a woman’s cardigan that is constructed from 95% cotton and 5% spandex French terry knit fabric. The outer surface of the fabric measures more than nine stitches per two centimeters in the direction that the stitches were formed. The cardigan features long sleeves, a full front zippered opening, two front patch pockets, over lock stitching throughout the garment, and a loose fitting hemmed bottom. Shirring is found at the side waist area, mock collar, and cuffs.

In your letter you asserted classification of style 1801003 as a jacket under 6102, HTSUS. However, due to the loose fitting hemmed bottom the garment is properly classified as a cardigan under 6110, HTSUS.

The applicable subheading for the cardigan will be 6110.20.2079, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for sweatersand similar articles, knitted: of cotton: otherother: women’s. The duty rate will be 16.5% 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/.

The cardigan falls within textile category 339. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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 Francine Vivona-Brock at 646-733-3049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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