CBP has reviewed ruling letter NY N235286 and has determined the ruling letter to be in error. It is now CBP’s position that the two styles of graduated compression hosiery are properly classified, by operation of GRIs 6 and 1, in heading 6115, HTSUS, specifically in subheading 6115.10.05, HTSUS, which provides for “Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including graduated compression hosiery (for example, stockings for varicose veins) and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted: Graduated compression hosiery (for example, stockings for varicose veins): Surgical panty hose and surgical stockings with graduated compression for orthopedic treatment.” The rate of duty will be zero.
Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. §1625(c)(1), CBP is proposing to revoke ruling letter NY N235286 and to revoke or modify any other ruling not specifically identified to reflect the new analysis. Additionally, pursuant to 19 U.S.C. §1625(c)(2), CBP is proposing to revoke any treatment previously accorded by CBP to substantially identical transactions.
The importer is Total Vein Systems Inc. and was represented by the law firm Neville Peterson LLP.
Before taking this action, consideration will be given to any written comments received by June 3, 2016.
[Source: Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 50, No. 18, May 4, 2016.]