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NY N020306

December 12, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6115.96.9020

Ms. Sandra Tovar
CST, Inc.
500 Lanier Ave., W. Suite 901
Fayetteville, GA 30214

RE: The tariff classification of hosiery from China.

Dear Ms. Tovar:

In your letter dated November 27, 2007, written on behalf of your client, SourceLink LLC, you requested a classification ruling.

You have submitted a sample of what you refer to as a “Foot-Opia Foot Veil,” made of 80% nylon, 15% polyester, and 5% spandex knit fabric. The article is worn on the foot and resembles a sock which extends to slightly above the ankle, with openings for each toe as well as an opening for the heel of the foot. You state that it will be sold via website either in pairs or as a single unit for one foot only. The “Foot-Opia Foot Veil” will be marketed as a sexual novelty item.

The applicable subheading for the “Foot-Opia Foot Veil” will be 6115.96.9020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, other: of synthetic fibers: other: other, other. The duty rate will be 14.6% 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/.

The article falls within textile category 632. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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 Deborah Marinucci at 646-733-3054.


Robert B. Swierupski

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