Notes to the CHAPTER 61
ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES, KNITTED OR CROCHETED
- 1. This chapter applies only to made-up knitted or crocheted articles.
- 2. This chapter does not cover:
- (a) goods of heading 6212;
- (b) worn clothing or other worn articles of heading 6309; or
- (c) orthopaedic appliances, surgical belts, trusses or the like (heading 9021).
- 3. For the purposes of headings 6103 and 6104:
- (a) The term "suit" means a set of garments composed of two or three pieces made up, in respect of their outer surface, in identical fabric and comprising: All of the components of a "suit" must be of the same fabric construction, colour and composition; they must also be of the same style and of corresponding or compatible size. However, these components may have piping (a strip of fabric sewn into the seam) in a different fabric.If several separate components to cover the lower part of the body are presented together (for example, two pairs of trousers or trousers and shorts, or a skirt or divided skirt and trousers), the constituent lower part shall be one pair of trousers or, in the case of women's or girls' suits, the skirt or divided skirt, the other garments being considered separately.The term "suit" includes the following sets of garments, whether or not they fulfil all the above conditions:
- - one suit coat or jacket the outer shell of which, exclusive of sleeves, consists of four or more panels, designed to cover the upper part of the body, possibly with a tailored waistcoat in addition whose front is made from the same fabric as the outer surface of the other components of the set and whose back is made from the same fabric as the lining of the suit coat or jacket, and
- - one garment designed to cover the lower part of the body and consisting of trousers, breeches or shorts (other than swimwear), a skirt or a divided skirt, having neither braces nor bibs.
- - morning dress, comprising a plain jacket (cutaway) with rounded tails hanging well down at the back and striped trousers,
- - evening dress (tailcoat), generally made of black fabric, the jacket of which is relatively short at the front, does not close and has narrow skirts cut in at the hips and hanging down behind,
- - dinner jacket suits, in which the jacket is similar in style to an ordinary jacket (though perhaps revealing more of the shirt-front), but has shiny silk or imitation silk lapels.
- (b) The term "ensemble" means a set of garments (other than suits and articles of heading 6107, 6108 or 6109), composed of several pieces made up in identical fabric, put up for retail sale, and comprising: All of the components of an ensemble must be of the same fabric construction, style, colour and composition; they also must be of corresponding or compatible size. The term "ensemble" does not apply to tracksuits or ski suits, of heading 6112.
- - one garment designed to cover the upper part of the body, with the exception of pullovers which may form a second upper garment in the sole context of twin sets, and of waistcoats which may also form a second upper garment, and
- - one or two different garments, designed to cover the lower part of the body and consisting of trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches, shorts (other than swimwear), a skirt or a divided skirt.
- 4. Headings 6105 and 6106 do not cover garments with pockets below the waist, with a ribbed waistband or other means of tightening at the bottom of the garment, or garments having an average of less than 10 stitches per linear centimetre in each direction counted on an area measuring at least 10 cm × 10 cm. Heading 6105 does not cover sleeveless garments.
- 5. Heading 6109 does not cover garments with a drawstring, ribbed waistband or other means of tightening at the bottom of the garment.
- 6. For the purposes of heading 6111:
- (a) the expression "babies' garments and clothing accessories" means articles for young children of a body height not exceeding 86 cm;
- (b) articles which are prima facie classifiable both in heading 6111 and in other headings of this chapter are to be classified in heading 6111.
- 7. For the purposes of heading 6112, "ski suits" means garments or sets of garments which, by their general appearance and texture, are identifiable as intended to be worn principally for skiing (cross-country or alpine). They consist of either:
- (a) a "ski overall", that is, a one-piece garment designed to cover the upper and the lower parts of the body; in addition to sleeves and a collar, the ski overall may have pockets or footstraps; or
- (b) a "ski ensemble", that is, a set of garments composed of two or three pieces, put up for retail sale and comprising: The "ski ensemble" may also consist of an overall similar to the one mentioned in paragraph (a) above and a type of padded, sleeveless jacket worn over the overall.All the components of a "ski ensemble" must be made up in a fabric of the same texture, style and composition whether or not of the same colour; they also must be of corresponding or compatible size.
- - one garment such as an anorak, windcheater, wind-jacket or similar article, closed by a slide fastener (zipper), possibly with a waistcoat in addition, and
- - one pair of trousers, whether or not extending above waist level, one pair of breeches or one bib and brace overall.
- 8. Garments which are prima facie classifiable both in heading 6113 and in other headings of this chapter, excluding heading 6111, are to be classified in heading 6113.
- 9. Garments of this chapter designed for left-over-right closure at the front shall be regarded as men's or boys' garments, and those designed for right-over-left closure at the front as women's or girls' garments. These provisions do not apply where the cut of the garment clearly indicates that it is designed for one or other of the sexes. Garments which cannot be identified as either men's or boys' garments or as women's or girls' garments are to be classified in the headings covering women's or girls' garments.
- 10. Articles of this chapter may be made of metal thread.
- 1. For the application of note 3(b) to this chapter, the components of an ensemble must be made up entirely in a single identical fabric, subject to compliance with the other conditions laid down in the said note. For this purpose: Sets of garments are not regarded as ensembles when their components are made up in different fabrics, even if the difference is due only to their respective colours.All the components of an ensemble must be presented together for retail sale as a single unit. Individual wrapping or separate labelling of each component of such a single unit does not influence its classification as an ensemble.
- - the fabric used can be unbleached, bleached, dyed, of yarns of different colours or printed,
- - a pullover or waistcoat with ribbing is to be considered as a component of an ensemble, even if there is no ribbing on the component intended to cover the lower part of the body, provided that the ribbing is not sewn on but produced directly by the knitting process.
- 2. For the purposes of heading 6109, the terms "singlets" and "other vests" include garments, even if of a fancy design, worn next to the body, without collar, with or without sleeves, including those with shoulder straps. These garments, which are intended to cover the upper part of the body, often possess many characteristics in common with those of T-shirts or with more traditional kinds of singlets and other vests of heading 6109.
- 3. Heading 6111 and subheadings 61161020 and 61161080 cover gloves, mittens and mitts, impregnated, coated or covered with plastics or rubber, even if they are: Where knitted or crocheted textile fabrics serve only as reinforcement, gloves, mittens or mitts impregnated, coated or covered with cellular plastics or cellular rubber belong in Chapter 39 or 40, even if they are made up from unimpregnated, uncoated or uncovered knitted or crocheted textile fabrics and subsequently impregnated, coated or covered with cellular plastics or cellular rubber (note 2(a)(5) and note 4, last paragraph, to Chapter 59).
- - made up from knitted or crocheted textile fabrics impregnated, coated or covered with plastics or rubber of heading 5903 or 5906, or
- - made up from unimpregnated, uncoated or uncovered knitted or crocheted textile fabrics and subsequently impregnated, coated or covered with plastics or rubber.