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NY C81053

October 30, 1997

CLA-2-64:RR:NC:TA:346 C81053


TARIFF NO.: 6406.10.7700

Mr. Brian Wavra
Rainfair Inc.
P.O. Box 1647
Racine, WI 53401

RE: The tariff classification of a footwear part from China

Dear Mr. Wavra:

In your letter dated October 16, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted item, your style number LP-97-113, is a cotton fabric footwear upper part, consisting of a 24 inch long, one piece, sock-like tubular "boot sleeve", seamed together along a single edge. You state that this "boot sleeve" serves as a subassembly component part of a rubber boot. The "sleeve" is fitted over a mold and then all of the external rubber component parts are vulcanized together on top of it to form a rubber boot. The applicable subheading for this "boot sleeve" will be 6406.10.7700, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for parts of footwear uppers, which are of textile materials and in which, in the aggregate of the textile materials present, the cotton fibers weigh more than the man made fibers, or the wool and/or fine animal hair fibers, or any other single type of fiber. The rate of duty will be 11.2 percent ad valorem.

This item falls within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report on Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

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 James Sheridan at 212-466-5889.


Robert B. Swierupski

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