CLA-2-61:S:N:N5: 359P 890588
Ms. Michelle Cohen
Bonaventure Textiles U.S.A., Inc.
New York, NY 10018
RE: The tariff classification of two women's pullovers from Sri
Dear Ms. Cohen:
In your letter dated September 17, 1993, on behalf of SK Wear,
a Division of Bonaventure Textiles U.S.A., Inc., you requested a
tariff classification ruling. You also requested that a laboratory
analysis be done on the garments submitted.
The submitted samples, styles 825336 and 825613, are
women's pullovers. You state that the fiber content of each
style, according to a lab test done by Hong Kong, is 49.5%
cotton, 25.1% linen and 15.4 ramie. The fabric of these garments
has more than 9 stitches per 2 centimeters, measured in the
horizontal direction. Style 825336 features a wide, round
neckline with beadwork and embroidery; long hemmed sleeves; two
side slits; and a hemmed bottom. Style 825613 features an
elastic, boat-like neckline with a tie bow; short hemmed sleeves;
and a hemmed bottom. In a telephone conversation you stated that
the country of origin will be Sri Lanka.
Your sample is being returned as requested.
The Customs laboratory reports that the fiber content of
Style 825336 is 48.7% cotton, 15.4% linen and 35.9% ramie. The
fiber content of Style 825613 is 49.5% cotton, 10.6% linen and
The applicable subheading for styles 825336 and 825613 will
be 6110.90.0090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for women's sweaters, pullovers...and
similar articles, knitted: of other textile materials: other.
The rate of duty will be 6% ad valorem.
Each pullover falls within textile category designation 838.
Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of
Sri Lanka are subject to visa requirements and quota restraints.
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
Jean F. Maguire
New York Seaport