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Introduced in Senate (10/30/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2591


To suspend temporarily the duty on certain women’s knit-to-shape wool sweaters.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 30, 2009

Mrs. Hutchison introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To suspend temporarily the duty on certain women’s knit-to-shape wool sweaters.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Certain women’s knit-to-shape wool sweaters.

(a) In General.—Subchapter II of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended by inserting in numerical sequence the following new heading:



9902.01.00 Knit-to-shape sweaters for women, of wool, as described in U.S. note 21(b) to this subchapter (provided for in subheading 6110.11.00) Free No change No change On or before 12/31/2011 ”.

(b) Amendments to U.S. notes.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subchapter II of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended by adding at the end the following new U.S. Note:

“21. (a) Headings [9902.01.00 through 9902.XX.XX] cover only garments that were knit to shape on flat knitting machines with a stitch count exceeding 9 stitches per 2 centimeters but less than or equal to 18 stitches per 2 centimeters, measured on the outer surface of the fabric forming the exterior surface of the garment in the direction on which the stitches are formed. Whenever such fabric is formed using both knit and purl stitches, the purl stitches will be disregarded and only the knit stitches on the outer surface of the fabric will be counted. In order to be eligible for entry under these headings—

“(1) all of the garment’s component parts, including any collars, plackets, cuffs, waistbands and pockets, must have been knit to shape; and

“(2) all of the garment’s components must have been assembled by looping and linking, including the side seams.

“(b) Headings [9902.01.00 through 9902.XX.XX] cover only garments that were knit to shape on flat knitting machines with a stitch count not exceeding 9 stitches per 2 centimeters, measured on the outer surfaces of the fabric forming the exterior surface of the garment in the direction on which the stitches are formed. Whenever such fabric is formed using both knit and purl stitches, the purl stitches will be disregarded and only the knit stitches on the outer surface of the fabric will be counted. In order to be eligible for entry under these headings—

“(1) all of the garment’s component parts, including any collars, plackets, cuffs, waistbands and pockets, must have been knit to shape; and

“(2) all of the garment’s components must have been assembled by looping and linking, including the side seams.”.

(2) TECHNICAL CORRECTION.—Such subchapter is further amended by striking the first U.S. note 18 to such subchapter (relating to headings 9902.14.01 through 9902.14.05) and inserting after U.S. note 19, the following new U.S. Note:

“20. For the purposes of subheadings 9902.14.01, 9902.14.02, 9902.14.03, 9902.14.04, and 9902.14.05, the term ‘mechanics' work gloves’ means gloves having the following characteristics: synthetic leather palms and fingers; fourchettes of synthetic leather or of fabric in part of nylon or elastomeric yarn; backs comprising either one layer of knitted fabric in part of elastomeric yarn or three layers with the outer layer of knitted fabric in part of elastomeric yarn, the center layer of foam and the inner layer of tricot fabric, the foregoing whether or not including a thermoplastic rubber logo or pad on the back; and elastic wrist straps with molded thermoplastic rubber hook-and-loop enclosures.”.

(c) Effective Date.—The amendments made by this section apply to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act.