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NY 859090

Jan. 17, 1991

CLA-2-64:S:N:N3D:347 859090


TARIFF NO.: 6402.99.70

Alex Green
BBC International Ltd.
19 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

RE: The tariff classification of footwear from China

Dear Mr. Green:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

DATE OF INQUIRY : December 21, 1990

MERCHANDISE : Style 9675. A woman's low-cut athletic shoe with a plastic upper and a unit molded plastic sole. The sole has a mudguard and a "wave" which overlap by over 1/4 inch a total (inclu- ding the intervening space) of 46 percent of the periphery of the upper. The remaining periphery is overlapped by 1/8 inch. The sole has a number of horizontal strips that are molded in and one that is painted on. The total appearance is that of a foxing-like band.

HTS PROVISION : Certain footwear in Chapter 64.

HTS SUBHEADING : 6402.99.70 assuming valued over $3.00 but not over $6.50 per pair

RATE OF DUTY : 90 cents per pair plus 37.5 percent ad valorem

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

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