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NY N024438

April 7, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 6114.30.2010

Mr. Scott Harris
Revolution Dancewear
6100 W. Howard St.
Niles, IL 60714

RE: The tariff classification of dancewear from China.

Dear Ms. Harris:

In your letter dated February 27, 2008, you requested a classification ruling. The samples which you submitted are being returned as requested.

Two samples were submitted with your request.

Style 1306 Body Tight is a leotard made of knit 86% nylon/14% spandex measuring 45 decitex. The garment resembles tights but extends over the bust and has plastic adjustable straps.

The Unitard (no style number) is a one-piece garment with long sleeves and legs, mock turtle neck and a back zipper closure.

      The Explanatory Note to heading 61.14 states that "The heading includes, inter alia: (5) Special articles of apparel used for certain sports or for dancing or gymnastics (e.g., fencing clothing, jockeys’ silks, ballet skirts, leotards)."  The applicable subheading for the Style 1306 Body Tight and Unitard (no style number) will be 6114.30.2010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Other garments, knitted or crocheted: Of man-made fibers: Bodysuits and bodyshirts, Of fabric containing by weight 5 percent or more of elastomeric yarn or rubber thread." The rate of duty will be 32% 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With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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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