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NY A85959

August 1, 1996

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:WA:354 A85959


TARIFF NO.: 4203.29.3020; 6216.00.4600

Ms. Stephanie Bloom
The Glove Source, Inc.
9365 Gerwig Lane
Columbia, Maryland 21046

RE: The tariff classification of woven snowboarding mitten from Thailand and leather dress gloves from China.

Dear Ms. Bloom:

In your letter dated July 18, 1996 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted two samples of gloves. Style 3-9076(GXl) is an insulated snowboarding mitten constructed with an abrasive resistant heavy weight woven nylon fabric which covers the palm extending to the thumb, the reinforced palm patch, the front side gauntlet, and the back side tip of the mitten. The back side of the mitten is made of a woven polyester/cotton fabric. Additional features include a sewn-in nylon lining and interlining, an elasticized wristband, a hook and clasp, an adjustable drawstring closure on the gauntlet, and a removable PVC insert glove. The essential character of the glove is imparted by the woven nylon palm.

Style 2-9615 is a lined dress glove with a pig leather palm with extends to the thumb. The back side of the glove is made of a napped acrylic/polyester/modacrylic fabric. The glove features an elasticized wristband and a hook and clasp. The essential character of the glove is imparted by the leather palm.

The applicable subheading for the snowboard mitten will be 6216.00.4600, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Gloves, mittens and mitts: other: of man-made fibers: other gloves, mittens and mitts, all the foregoing specially designed for use in sports, including ski and snowmobile gloves, mittens and mitts. The rate of duty will be 5 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the dress glove will be 4203.29.3020, HTS, which provides for Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of leather or of composition leather: gloves, mittens and mitts: other: other: other: men's . . . lined. The rate of duty will be 14 percent ad valorem.

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

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Brian Burtnik at 212-466-5880.


Roger J. Silvestri

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