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NY I88583

December 6, 2002

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:354 I88583


TARIFF NO.: 4202.32.9550; 6116.93.0800

Ms. Kristi Maulding
NIKE, Inc.
One Bowerman Drive
Beaverton, OR 97005

RE: The tariff classification of a glove and wallet from China.

Dear Ms. Maulding:

In your letter dated November 22, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The provided samples will be returned as per your request.

Two items were submitted for review. Style AC0158 (Thermal Running Glove) is a glove with a complete thumb and the majority of the forefinger constructed of a polar fleece fabric that serves as a nose wipe. The balance of the glove is made of a knitted polyester spandex fabric. The glove features a reflective applique on the backside knuckle area, an inner pocket above the backside wrist used for holding keys or identification, a partially elasticized wrist with a backside wrist tightener that is secured by hook and loop fasteners, and fourchettes. The cumulation of features on the glove shows a design for use in the sport of running.

Please note that pursuant to section 141.113, Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 141.113) and the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (15 U.S.C. 70), textile and apparel articles such as Style AC0158 are required to be marked or labeled with the fiber content, by percentage in descending order by weight, using generic terms.

Style AC0176 (Shoe Sport Wallet) is a purse of a kind normally carried on the person or in a handbag. It is wholly of man-made fiber textile materials.

The applicable subheading for Style AC0158 will be 6116.93.0800, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted: other: of synthetic fibers: other gloves, mittens and mitts, all the foregoing specially designed for use in sports, including ski and snowmobile gloves, mittens and mitts. The rate of duty will be 3.3 percent ad valorem. In 2003, the rate of duty will be 3.1 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for Style AC0176 will be 4202.32.9550, HTS, which provides for Articles of a kind normally carried in the pocket or in the handbag (con.): With outer surface of sheeting of plastic or of textile materials (con.): With outer surface of textile materials: Other: Other . . . Of man-made fibers. The rate of duty will be 18.1 percent ad valorem. In 2003, the duty rate remains the same.

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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