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NY E84830

July 30, 1999



TARIFF NO.: 6405.90.9000

Mr. Michael R. Spano
Michael R. Spano & Co., Inc.
190 McKee Street
Floral Park, NY 11001

RE: The tariff classification of a shoe from China.

Dear Mr. Spano:

In your letter dated July 14, 1999, your company requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, C. P. International Corp.

You included a sample designated style L1548/CP1860 and described it as a woman’s open toe and open back shoe with an outer sole of rubber and an upper of straw. You included the confirmation of upper material from the vendor, Wealth Best Enterprises Ltd., which states that the upper material is natural raffia straw, dried and band woven into pattern for shoe upper. This constituent material is subject to verification upon Customs examination at importation. The shoe will be imported from China.

The applicable subheading for the shoe will be 6405.90.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, which provides for other footwear; other; other. The duty rate will be 12.5% 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.


John J. Martuge

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