CLA-2-62:S:N:N3-I:360 850848

Andrew B. Schroth, Esq.
Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz & Silverman
12 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017

RE: The tariff classification of a woman's woven skirt from Hong Kong.

Dear Mr. Schroth:

In your letter dated March 26, 1990, on behalf of your client, Jeri Jo Knitwear Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style number PA-017, which you refer to as a "waistband", is a woman's pull-on miniskirt that is cut and sewn from 100% cotton challis fabric. The skirt features a fully elasticized waistband which measures approximately two inches in width.

The applicable subheading for the garment will be 6204.52.2070, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's cotton skirts. The rate of duty will be 8.7 percent ad valorem.

The skirt falls within textile category designation 342. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to a visa requirement.

The designated textile and apparel category may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes, to obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report On Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).


A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport