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NY K82636





February 6, 2004
CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:354 K82636

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 6116.93.0800

Mr. Charles D. Ashear
Paris Asia, Ltd.
350 Fifth Avenue, 70th Floor
New York, New York 10118

RE: The tariff classification of gloves from China.

Dear Mr. Ashear:

In your letter dated January 23, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The submitted samples will be returned as per your request.

Style 4-9052-85C is a men’s insulated and lined glove constructed of a polyester fleece fabric with a palmside thumb made of a coated fabric. A coated fabric palm patch reinforces the center of the palm. A second coated fabric overlay at the thumb/forefinger crotch extends up the majority of the outer thumb and up one-third of the forefinger. The glove also features an elasticized wrist, fourchettes, a hemmed cuff, and a hook and clasp. The cumulation of features on the glove shows a design for use in the sport of cross-country skiing.

Style 4-9052-85B is a men’s insulated and lined glove constructed of a polyester fleece fabric. A coated fabric palm patch reinforces the center of the palm extending up the palmside thumb. Coated fabric overlays are found at the backside thumb crotch, on the sidewall by the thumb/forefinger crotch, extending up the entire palmside forefinger, on portions of the remaining palmside fingers, and at the base of the palmside fingers. The glove also features an elasticized wrist, fourchettes, sidewalls, a hemmed cuff, and a hook and clasp. The cumulation of features on the glove shows a design for use in the sport of cross-country skiing.

The applicable subheading for both styles 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 2.8 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.

Sincerely,

Robert B. Swierupski
Director,

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