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NY I85973

September 27, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TAB:354 I85973


TARIFF NO.: 6116.93.8800

Mr. Darrell J. Sekin Jr.
DJS International Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 612785
DFW Airport, TX 75261

RE: The tariff classification of knit skeleton gloves from China and Hong Kong.

Dear Mr. Sekin:

In your letter dated September 10, 2002, on behalf of Sunstar Industries, Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, Style 20041-S is a skeleton glove constructed of a 100% polyester knit fabric with a hemmed bottom. Glued to the backside of each glove is a hand skeleton made of molded plastic along with a battery pack. A button on the battery pack controls tiny colored lights at the end of the skeleton fingertips and thumb. Style 20037-S is identically constructed except for the color of the lights. Please be advised that Chapter 95 Note 1. (u) excludes gloves.

The applicable subheading for the gloves 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 18.8 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 646 733-3054.


Robert B. Swierupski

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