CLA-2-62:S:N:N3:361 854445

Ms. Rosemary Cali
Mr. Witt Inc.
1 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

RE: The tariff classification of ladies' woven trousers, styles 2872 and 2873, from India.

Dear Ms. Cali:

In your letter dated July 13, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

There is an apparent division between the leg portions of each of these slip-into garments, on which there is a partially elasticized waistband.

Style 2873 reaches approximately to the ankles. It is manu- factured from 55% cotton/45% rayon fabric.

Style 2872 is closer to knee-length, with pockets at the front. It is manufactured from 100% rayon fabric.

As you have requested, the sample garments are being returned.

Classification rulings cannot be issued for garments manufactured from a fabric other than the one submitted, as the difference in fabric could alter the drape of the garment.

The applicable subheading for style 2873 will be 6204.62.4020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's other trousers and breeches of cotton. The rate of duty will be 17.7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style 2872 will be 6204.69.2510, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for women's other trousers and breeches of artificial fibers. The rate of duty will be 30.4 percent ad valorem.

Style 2873 falls within textile category designation 348, and style 2872 within 648. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of India are subject to quota restraints and 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