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NY N021416

February 1, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 6110.20.2069

Ms. Joanna Huang
Ms. May Cheung
American Public Co., Inc.
485 7th Avenue, Suite 800
New York, NY 10018

RE: The tariff classification of a men’s knit pullover garment from Pakistan.

Dear Ms. Huang and Ms. Cheung:

In your letter dated December 27, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling. As requested, your sample will be returned.

The submitted sample, Reference Number BR122707, is a men’s layered look pullover that is designed to resemble a short sleeve T-shirt worn over a long sleeve pullover garment. The garment features a rib knit crew neckline; short, hemmed sleeves over long, hemmed sleeves; and a straight, hemmed bottom. The front and back panels and the short sleeves are constructed from 60% cotton, 40% polyester, jersey knit fabric that measures 28 stitches per two centimeters counted in the horizontal direction. The long sleeves are constructed from 60% cotton, 40% polyester, waffle knit fabric.

The applicable subheading for Reference Number BR122707 will be 6110.20.2069, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, (HTSUS), which provides for: sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted: of cotton: other: other: other: men's or boys': other. The duty rate is 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/.

Reference Number BR122707 falls within textile category designation 338. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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 Mary Ryan at 646-733-3271.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity

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