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NY N025373





March 31, 2008

CLA-2-62:OT:RR:NC:TA:360

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 6204.32.2030; 6211.42.0075

Mr. Joseph R. Hoffacker
Barthco Trade Consultants
The Navy Yard
5101 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1404

RE: The tariff classification of woman’s jackets from China

Dear Mr. Hoffacker:

In your letter dated March 25, 2008, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Sugartown Worldwide Inc. The submitted samples will be returned to you as requested.

Style 68884 is a woman’s jacket constructed from 48 percent cotton, 28 percent ramie and 24 percent rayon woven fabric. The jacket is composed of more than six panels and features a round neckline, ¾ length sleeves, a full front opening secured by three snap closures beneath a placket, a self fabric belt with a bow that fastens by means of two hook and eye closures and a full lining.

Style 68880 is a woman’s jacket constructed from 48 percent cotton, 28 percent ramie and 24 percent rayon woven fabric. The jacket features a round neckline, ¾ length sleeves, a full front opening secured by five snap closures, five decorative buttons at the front opening with a bow, an inverted pleat at the lower center back and a full lining.

The applicable subheading for style 68884 will be 6204.32.2030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for women’s or girls’ suits, ensembles, suit-type jackets, blazers, dresses, skirts, divided skirts, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts ( other than swimwear): suit-type jackets and blazers: of cotton” other: other: women’s. The duty rate will be 9.4 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style 68880 will be 6211.42.0075, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for track suits, ski-suits and swimwear; other garments: other garments, women’s or girls’: of cotton: jackets and jacket-type garments excluded from heading 6202. The duty rate will be 8.1 percent 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/.

Styles 68884 and 68880 fall within textile category 335. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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 Brenda Wade at 646-733-3051.

Sincerely,

Robert B. Swierupski
Director,

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