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February 9, 1999

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:354 D87401


TARIFF NO.: 6116.93.8800

Ms. Nancy Echols
Scott USA
P.O. Box 2030
Sun Valley, Idaho 83353

RE: The tariff classification of gloves from China.

Dear Ms. Echols:

In your letter dated January 27, 1999, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style 2-9048, is a women’s gunn-cut glove constructed of a knitted polyester fabric with fur trim at the open cuff. The glove features an elasticized wrist, “Scott” embroidered across the backside knuckle area, and a hook and clasp.

The applicable subheading for the glove will be 6116.93.8800, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted: other: of synthetic fibers: other: other: without fourchettes. The duty rate will be 19.2 percent ad valorem.

The glove falls within textile category designation 631. 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 Brian Burtnik at 212-637-7083.


Robert B. Swierupski

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