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NY K83247

March 4, 2004
CLA-2-61:RR:NC:TA:354 K83247


TARIFF NO.: 6116.10.4820

Mr. John Mattson
Customs & Trade Solutions, Inc.
66 Witherspoon, Suite 321
Princeton, New Jersey 08542

RE: The tariff classification of gloves from China.

Dear Mr. Mattson:

In your letter dated February 16, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Lion Apparel. The provided sample will be returned as per your request.

Item GL5200 is an oversized glove with an outershell that is constructed from a knit kevlar fabric with an aluminized plastic coating. You have indicated that the gloves are used by fire fighters. The gloves feature sueded leather overlays on the palmside, a sewn-in lining, a four inch long ribbed knit cuff, and a pleat on the backside knuckle area.

The applicable subheading for Item GL5200 will be 6116.10.4820, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted: impregnated, coated or covered with plastics or rubber: other without fourchettes: cut and sewn from pre-existing machine-knit fabric that is impregnated, coated or covered with plastic or rubber: other subject to man-made fiber restraints. The duty rate will be 18.6 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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