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NY N025480

April 15, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 6114.30.3070

Ms. Cherry Lin
Room 604-6, Concordia Plaza
1 Science Museum Rd.
TST East, Kowloon
Hong Kong

RE: The tariff classification of a unisex child’s costume from China.

Dear Ms. Lin:

In your letter dated March 12, 2008, received in this office on April 1, 2008, you requested a classification ruling. The samples which you submitted are being returned as requested.

The submitted sample Style PT50566, Dino Costume is made of knit pile polyester fabric. The Dino Costume is a lined one-piece garment with stuffing. The garment has long sleeves with faux claws, a detachable hood resembling a dinosaur, partial opening at the back, an attached short cape and extends to just below the hip with elastic at the bottom. The costume will be imported in sizes 2T-4T.

The costume is well made with styling, finished neck, sturdy seams and finished edges.

 The applicable subheading for Style PT50566, Dino Costume will be 6114.30.3070, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Other garments, knitted or crocheted: Of man-made fibers: Other, Other, Women’s or girls’." The rate of duty will be 14.9% 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With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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.

Please note that separate Federal Trade Commission marking requirements exist regarding country of origin, fiber content, and other information that must appear on many textile items. You should contact the Federal Trade Commission, Division of Enforcement, 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20580, for information on the applicability of these requirements to this item. Information can also be found at the FTC website www.ftc.gov (click on "Consumer Protection,” “Business Information,” “Clothing & Textiles,” “Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements”).

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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