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NY N025884

May 6, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 6201.93.3000; 6201.93.3511

Ms. Yi Shu
425 Park West Drive
Grovetown, GA 30813

RE: The tariff classification of a man’s jacket from China

Dear Ms. Shu:

In your letter dated April 4, 2008, you requested a classification ruling.

The sample submitted, “Stealth Bi-Colored Micro-Cord Jacket,” style number 9047, is a man’s hip-length jacket with the majority of the shell composed of a woven 100% polyester fabric with a clear acrylic coating and with white color fabric inserts on the upper and lower portion of each sleeve composed of a woven 100% polyester fabric with an acrylic milky coating. The jacket will be imported in sizes S – 3XL.

In your letter you indicate that the jacket will also be imported with color fabric inserts composed of a woven 100% polyester fabric with a clear acrylic coating.

The jacket is lined in the body with a knit jersey 65% polyester/35% rayon fabric and in the sleeves with a woven 100% nylon taffeta fabric. The jacket has a stand-up collar, a full front opening secured by a zipper closure that extends to the top of the collar, long sleeves with elasticized cuffs, two front pockets with zipper closures at the waist and elastic on each side of the bottom hem.

The sample is being returned to you as you have requested.

Style 9047 is eligible for classification as water resistance. If the jacket’s entire shell fabric, which includes the different fabric inserts regardless of their color, passes the water resistance test specified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), Chapter 62, U.S. Note 2, then the applicable HTS subheading for the garment will be 6201.93.3000, which provides for other men's or boys’ anoraks, windbreakers and similar articles of man-made fibers, water resistant. The duty rate will be 7.1 percent ad valorem.

If the jacket does not pass the water resistance test, then the applicable HTS subheading for the garment will be 6201.93.3511, which provides for other men's anoraks, windbreakers and similar articles of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 27.7 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/.

The jacket falls within textile category 634. 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 W. Raftery at 646-733-3047.


Robert B. Swierupski

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