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NY K85315

April 29, 2004
CLA-2-63:RR:NC:N3:351 K85315


TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889, 4203.21.8030, 6216.00.4600

Ryan Norder
Yoshi Shioda and Shot, Inc.
400 Clanton Road
Suite E
Charlotte, NC 28217

RE: The tariff classification of a golf ball cleaner and golf gloves from China

Dear Mr. Norder:

In your letter dated April 12, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted a sample identified as the Golf Ball Cleaner Two. You indicate that this unit allows a golfer to clean his or her golf ball on the golf course. A lanyard-like clip system allows the user to wear the cleaner or attach it to his or her golf bag. The item’s components are a lanyard clip on a cord, a compressed cellulose sponge in a plastic case, and a cotton towel made up into a pocket. The unit is fully functional when water is added to the sponge. The essential character of this composite good is imparted by the towel pocket.

The applicable subheading for the personal golf ball cleaner will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up textile articles, other. The rate of duty will be 7 percent ad valorem.

You also submitted a brochure and asked us to classify the other items pictured and described therein.

The Sure Touch™ golf glove is a standard golf glove by appearance, with a hook-and-loop closure, except that it does not cover the middle and ring fingers. It has a terrycloth cuff to absorb sweat but the fiber content is otherwise not given.

The applicable subheading for the golf gloves if they are of leather will be 4203.21.8030, HTS, which provides for articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of leather or of composition leather: gloves, mittens and mitts: specially designed for use in sports: other . . . golf gloves. The rate of duty will be 4.9 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the golf gloves if they are of synthetic leather will be 6216.00.4600, HTS, which provides for gloves, mittens and mitts: other: of man-made 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.

Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on Golf Ball Cleaner One. Your request for a classification ruling must include a sample. Nor can we classify Cart Bag or Stand Bag. Your request for a classification ruling must include a breakdown by value of all the component materials; also, you must identify the exterior surface materials by generic name and fiber content if of textile.

When this information is available, you may wish to consider resubmission of your request. If you decide to resubmit your request, please include a copy of this letter.

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 Mitchel Bayer at 646-733-3102.


Robert B. Swierupski

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