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NY 868022

November 14, 1991

CLA-2-62;61:S:N:N3H:354 868022


TARIFF NO.: 6116.93.0800

Mr. Chuck DiNatale
Gates-Millis, Inc.
Harrison Street
P.O. Box 547
Johnstown, NY 12095-0547

RE: The tariff classification of a cross-country ski glove from China.

Dear Mr. Cohne:

In your letter dated October 4, 1991, you requested a classi fication ruling.

Your submitted sample, style 2501 has a textile knit shell composed of 100% polyester. This unlinded glove features a fully elasticized wrist, an overlaid rough-surfaced plastic palm and thumb reinforcement and a hook and clasp. The essential character of this glove is imparted by the tex- tile shell.

Our Headquarters office has previously ruled that gloves having the following characteristics show design for use in cross-country skiings:

1. Lightweight;

2. Back of the hand made of breathable material with or without perforations;

3. Wrist tightener to hold the glove firmly around the wrist and to prevent snow from entering;

4. Reinforcement on palm and along the thumb or reinforcement along the seam of the index finger and thumb to protect against the stress caused by the pole.

Styles 2501 meets the requirements of the Headquarters letter and shows design for use in the sport of cross-country skiing.

The applicable subheading for style 2501 will be 6116.93.0800, (HTS), which provides for gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted: other: of synthetic fibers: other gloves, mittens and mitts, all the foregoing specially designed for use in sports, including ski and snowmobile gloves, mittens and mitts. The duty rate will be 5.5 percent ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

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 filled 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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