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NY N017516

October 5, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889

Melissa H. Brannan
Ballet Makers, Inc.
20-10 Maple Ave., #35F
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

RE: The tariff classification of a toe pad from China

Dear Ms. Brannan:

In your undated letter received in this office on Sept. 21, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The sample which you submitted is being retained by this office.

You submitted a toe pad for a ballet slipper. It is made of knit pile lamb’s wool fabric and measures approximately 4” wide and 3” long, tapering to fit into the front of the shoe. The foot is placed inside the pad and then inserted into a ballerina pointe shoe.

The applicable subheading for the toe pad will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other made up textile articles, other. The rate of duty will be 7% 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/.

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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