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NY N007010

March 6, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6116.91.0000

Mr. Charles D. Ashear
Paris Asia, Ltd.
350 Fifth Ave. – Floor 70
New York, NY 10118

RE: The tariff classification of gloves from China

Dear Mr. Ashear:

In your letter dated February 14, 2007, you requested a classification ruling. The submitted samples will be returned as per your request.

Style AW47M302 is a string-knit glove with a hemmed ribbed knit cuff. You have indicated that the glove is constructed of 87% acrylic, 12% polyester, 1% spandex.

Style AW47M326 is a lined and insulated half-fingered ragg wool glove. You have indicated that the glove is constructed of a string-knit 55% wool, 45% acrylic fabric of multi-colored yarns and has a polyester fleece fabric lining. The glove features a full-fingered thumb and a sewn-on mitten style cover that can be placed over the fingers or secured with a magnetic tab when not in use. The fleece lining extends to trim the bottom edge of the cuff as well as the top edge of the mitten style cover.

The applicable subheading for style AW47M302 will be 6116.93.8800, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted: other: of synthetic fibers: other: other: without fourchettes. The duty rate will be 18.6 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style AW47M326 will be 6116.91.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Gloves, mittens and mitts, knitted or crocheted: other: of wool or fine animal hair. The duty rate will be 31.2 cents per kilogram plus 7 percent 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 AW47M302 falls within textile category of 631and Style AW47M326 falls within the textile category of 431. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise, which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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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