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NY N023559

March 12, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 6211.43.0091

Ms. Helena Cooper
Original Concepts Inc.
701 E. 3rd St., Suite 130
Los Angeles, CA 90013

RE: The tariff classification of a corset-like garment from China.

Dear Ms. Cooper

In your letter dated February 15, 2008, on behalf of Smiffy’s, you requested a classification ruling. The sample which you submitted is being returned as requested.

Style 30531 Silver Sparkle Corset is made of woven 100% polyester fabric with an overlay of lace-like fabric. The corset-like garment is not body supporting and partially covers the bust and extends the waist. The upper back edge is cut straight across from side seam to side seam. It is designed with faux ribbon laces at the front, a scalloped edge at the bottom and laces with grommets at the back.

Style 30532 Sparkle Lace Corset Plus Size is the same as Style 30531 except for a different fabric pattern.

The applicable subheading for Style 30531 Silver Sparkle Corset and Style 30532 Sparkle Lace Corset Plus Size will be 6211.43.0091, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Track suits and swimwear; other garments: Other garments women’s or girls’: Of man-made fibers, Other." The duty rate will be 16% 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With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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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