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NY N005215

February 7, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6116.10.6500, 6116.92.6420

Ms. Marsha McCabe
Midwest Gloves & Gear
P.O. Box 260
Chillicothe, MO 64601

RE: The tariff classification of gloves from China.

Dear Ms. McCabe:

In your letter dated December 29, 2006, you requested a classification ruling.

You have submitted two pairs of gardening gloves that you state will be sold together as a “mom and me glove set.” The two-pair pack of gloves will be designated style #TGP7-8, and each pair of gloves within the pack will be designated a different style number. Style #TG764 is the adult pair, which you refer to as a “ladies gripper glove” made of 100% cotton knit fabric that has been dip coated in 100% rubber. Only a small portion of the backside, as well as the ribbed knit cuffs, remains uncoated by the rubber. You state that the component weight breakdown of the gloves is 60% rubber and 40% cotton.

Style #TG7537K is the children’s pair of gloves, which are clute cut gloves that you state are made of 100% cotton knit jersey, with ribbed knit cuffs.

The applicable subheading for style #TG764 will be 6116.10.6500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted: impregnated, coated or covered with plastics or rubber: other: without fourchettes: other. The duty rate will be 7% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style #TG7537K will be 6116.92.6420, HTSUS, which provides for gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted: other: of cotton: other: made from a pre-existing machine knit fabric: without fourchettesjersey type, brushed or napped fabric. The duty rate will be 23.5% ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

Style #TG7537K falls within textile category 331. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries. The textile category number above applies to merchandise produced in non-WTO member-countries. Quota and visa requirements are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information on quota and visa requirements applicable to this merchandise, we suggest you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” which is available on our web site at www.cbp.gov. For current information regarding possible textile safeguard actions on goods from China and related issues, we refer you to the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel of the Department of Commerce at otexa.ita.doc.gov.

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 Deborah Marinucci at 646-733-3054.


Robert B. Swierupski

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