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NY 865084

August 1,1991

CLA-2-64:S:N:N3D:347-T 865084


TARIFF NO.: 6402.99.70

Mr. Joseph F. Straus
BBC International Ltd.
19 West 34 St.
New York, NY 10001

RE: The tariff classification of a child's athletic style shoe from China.

Dear Mr. Straus:

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 : July 10, 1991

MERCHANDISE : A young girl's low cut athletic shoe, style No. 062791, with a plastic upper, a five eyelet lace closure and a unit molded, rubber/plastic bottom that overlaps the upper around the toe. The shoe also has two textile "fringe" accessory pieces sewn onto the upper which, you state, account for 12 percent of the upper's external surface area. The shoe is valued between $3.50 and $4.75 per pair.

HTS PROVISION : Certain footwear in Chapter 64

HTS SUBHEADING : 6402.99.70

RATE OF DUTY : $0.90 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

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