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May 12, 1999

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:TA:354 E81186


TARIFF NO.: 6216.00.2120

Mr. Stephen S. Spraitzar
Law Offices of George R. Tuttle
Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1160
San Francisco, California 94111

RE: The tariff classification of mittens from China

Dear Mr. Spraitzar:

In your letter dated April 27, 1999, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of Asics Tiger Corporation.

The provided sample, style ZC953M, is a lined and waterproof mitten constructed of a woven polyester fabric with an inner laminate coating. The mitten features a ribbed knit cuff, a 3/4 inch wide contrasting color fabric strip sewn on an angle down the backside knuckle area, and “ASICS” is printed on the backside shell fabric above the contrasting strip.

The applicable subheading for the mitten will be 6216.00.2120, HTS, which provided for Gloves, mittens and mitts: impregnated, coated or covered with plastics or rubber: other: without fourchettes: cut and sewn from pre-existing machine-woven fabric that is impregnated, coated or covered with plastics or rubber: other: other . . . subject to man-made fiber restraints. The duty rate will be 21.3 cents per kilogram plus 10.6 percent ad valorem.

The mitten 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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