Ms. Luz Guzman
Disguise Inc.
12120 Kear Place
Poway, CA 92064

RE: The tariff classification of gloves from China.

Dear Ms. Guzman:

In your letter dated September 23, 2011, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The samples submitted will be retained by this office.

Style 39230, described as “Neon Glow Hands”, is a full-fingered glove constructed of 100% vinyl. The glove has a two ply palmside and a single ply backside. Two packets contained within the two plies of the palmside can be broken to allow the chemicals inside to mix and create a neon glow effect. The glove, designed as a Halloween costume accessory, features a heat sealed seam.

The applicable subheading for Style 39230 will be 3926.20.4050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 3901 to 3914: Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts): Other: Other: Other. The duty rate will be 6.5 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

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 this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Robert Ivers at (646) 733-3054.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity Specialist Division