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NY I89789

January 15, 2003

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:SP:225 I89789


TARIFF NO.: 9503.90.0080

Ms. Jessica Sheets
Hamco, Inc.
P.O. Box 1028
Gonzales, LA 70707

RE: The tariff classification of a “Wash Glove” from China.

Dear Ms. Sheets:

In your letter dated January 9, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, “Wash Glove”, is a knitted fabric toy in the shape of a glove that is a combination wash mitt and toy designed for use in the bathtub, with the unique feature of having animals (pig, burro, bear, tiger, and two different bears) for fingers. The animals are three dimensional textile representations, complete with protruding ears and glued-on black fabric eyes. The effect created is that of a toy puppet glove with the user able to manipulate each individual animal head. The article measures approximately 9 inches in height x 12 inches across (fingertip-to-fingertip) x 1 inch in thickness with a loop for hanging. It is apparent, from the construction, that the glove would not be worn as a means of protection from the elements or to adorn oneself. The intended use of this product is clearly for the amusement of children.

The applicable subheading for the “Wash Glove” will be 9503.90.0080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Other toys; reduced-size ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds; parts and accessories thereof: Other: Other.” The rate of duty will be free.

Articles properly classified in HTS 9503.90.0080 are not subject to visa or quota restraints at this time.

Importations of this product might be subject to the provisions of Section 133 of the Customs Regulations if they copy or simulate a registered trademark, trade name or copyright recorded with the United States Customs Service. If you are an authorized importer of the product we recommend notifying your local Customs office prior to importation.

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 Alice Wong at 646-733-3026.


Robert B. Swierupski

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