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NY 804914

December 9, 1994

CLA-2-95:S:N:N8:224 804914


TARIFF NO.: 9506.90.6080

Dan Petrosni
Alpha International
40 Parker Road Suite 201
Elizabeth, NJ 07207

RE: The tariff classification of sport protective equipment from China.

Dear Mr. Petrosni:

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 02, 1994

ON BEHALF OF : National Sporting Goods

MERCHANDISE : A set containing sport protective gear consisting of knee pads, elbow pads, and protective wrist guards.
The knee and elbow pads consist of hard plastic contoured caps attached by grommets to nylon supports and fitted on the user with Velcro closures. The wrist guards are constructed primarily with nylon fabric and a high impact plastic splint insert and have Velcro closures. The items function as body protection for the wearer while engaged in sporting activities.

HTS PROVISION : Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports or outdoor games...: Other: Other.

HTS SUBHEADING : 9506.99.6080

RATE OF DUTY : 4.64 percent ad valorem

OTHER : The sample will be returned as requested.

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

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