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2011 Schedule B - Chapter 64

                           Section XII

Footwear, Headgear, Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Walking-sticks, Seat-sticks, Whips,
Riding-crops and Parts Thereof; Prepared Feathers and Articles Made Therewith; Artificial
Flowers; Articles of Human Hair

                         Revised 01/01/09

                         Notes

1.   This chapter does not cover:

     (a). Disposable foot or shoe coverings of flimsy material (for example, paper,
     sheeting of plastics) without applied soles.  These products are classified
     according to their constituent material;

     (b). Footwear of textile material, without an outer sole glued, sewn or otherwise
     affixed or applied to the upper (section XI);

     (c). Worn footwear of heading 6309;

     (d). Articles of asbestos (heading 6812);

     (e). Orthopedic footwear or other orthopedic appliances, or parts thereof (heading
     9021); or

     (f). Toy footwear or skating boots with ice or roller skates attached; shin guards or
     similar protective sportswear (chapter 95).

2.   For the purposes of heading 6406, the term "parts" does not include pegs, protectors,
     eyelets, hooks, buckles, ornaments, braid, laces, pompoms or other trimmings (which
     are to be classified in their appropriate headings) or buttons or other goods of heading
     9606.

3.   For the purposes of this chapter:

     (a). The terms "rubber" and "plastics" include woven fabrics or other textile products
     with an external layer of rubber or plastics being visible to the naked eye, for the
     purpose of this provision, no account should be taken of any resulting change of
     color; and

     (b). The term "leather" refers to goods of headings 4107 and 4112 to 4114.

4.   Subject to note 3 to this chapter:

     (a). The material of the upper shall be taken to be the constituent material having the
     greatest external surface area, no account being taken of accessories or
     reinforcements such as ankle patches, edging, ornamentation, buckles, tabs,
     eyelet stays or similar attachments;

     (b). The constituent material of the outer sole shall be taken to be the material
     having the greatest surface area in contact with the ground, no account being
     taken of accessories or reinforcements such as spikes, bars, nails, protectors or
     similar attachments.

Subheading Note

1.   For the purposes of subheadings 6402.12, 6402.19, 6403.12, 6403.19 and 6404.11, the
     expression "sport footwear" applies only to:

     (a). Footwear which is designed for a sporting activity and has, or has provision for
     the attachment of spikes, sprigs, cleats, stops, clips, bars or the like;

     (b). Skating boots, ski boots and cross-country ski footwear, snowboard boots,
     wrestling boots, boxing boots and cycling shoes.

Statistical Notes

1.   For the purposes of this chapter the term "footwear for men" covers footwear of
     American men's size 6 and larger for males, and does not include footwear commonly
     worn by both sexes.

2.   For the purposes of this chapter, the term "tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes,
     training shoes and the like" covers athletic footwear other than sports footwear (as
     defined in subheading note 1 above), whether or not principally used for such athletic
     games or purposes.

3.   For the purposes of heading 6401 "waterproof footwear" means footwear specified in the
     heading, designed to protect against penetration by water or other liquids, whether or
     not such footwear is primarily designed for such purposes.

4.   Provisions of subheading 6406.10 for "formed uppers" cover uppers, with closed
     bottoms, which have been shaped by lasting, molding or otherwise but not by simply
     closing at the bottom.

5.   For the purposes of this chapter--

     (a). The expression "work footwear" encompasses, in addition to footwear having a
          metal toe-cap, specialized footwear for men or for women that:

          (1)  has outer soles of rubber or plastics, and

          (2)  is of a kind designed for use by persons employed in occupations, such
               as those related to the agricultural, construction, industrial, public safety
               and  transportation sectors, that are not conducive to the use of casual,
               dress, or similar lightweight footwear, and

          (3)  has special features to protect against hazards in the workplace (e.g.,
               resistance to chemicals, compression, grease, oil, penetration, slippage,
               or static-buildup).

          Work footwear does not cover:

          (1)  sports footwear, tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training
               shoes and the like;

          (2)  footwear designed to be worn over other footwear;

          (3)  footwear with open toes or open heels; or

          (4)  footwear, except footwear of heading 6401, of the slip-on type or other
               footwear that is held to the foot without the use of laces or a combination
               of laces and hooks or other fasteners.

     (b). The term "footwear for men" covers footwear of American men's size 6 and larger
          for males, and does not include footwear commonly worn by both sexes;

     (c). The term "footwear for women" covers footwear of American women's size 4 and
          larger, whether for females or of types commonly worn by both sexes;

     (d). The term "house slippers" covers:

          (1)  Footwear with outer soles not over 3.5 mm in thickness, consisting of
               cellular rubber, nongrain leather, or textile material; or

          (2)  Footwear with outer soles not over 2 mm in thickness consisting of
               polyvinyl chloride, whether or not backed; or

          (3)  Footwear which when measured at the ball of the foot has sole
               components (including any inner and mid-soles) with a combined
               thickness not over 8 mm as measured from the outer surface of the
               uppermost sole component to the bottom surface of the outer sole and
               which when measured in the same  manner at the area of the heel has a
               thickness equal to or less than that at the ball of the foot.

6401        Waterproof footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or of
             plastics, the uppers of which are neither fixed to the sole nor
             assembled by stitching, riveting, nailing, screwing, plugging or
             similar processes:

6401100000    Footwear incorporating a protective metal toe-cap Prs.

               Other footwear:
640192           Covering the ankle but not covering the knee:
6401923000         Ski-boots and snowboard boots  . . . . .Prs.
6401927000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

640199           Other:
6401991000         Covering the knee  . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6401999500         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6402        Other footwear, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics:

               Sports footwear:
6402120000       Ski-boots, cross-country ski footwear and snowboard
                  boots  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6402190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6402200000    Footwear with upper straps or thongs assembled to the sole
               by means of plugs (zoris) . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

               Other footwear:
640291           Covering the ankle:
6402910800         Incorporating a protective metal toe-cap Prs.

                    Other:
6402911500            For men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6402912500            For women . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6402913500            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

640299           Other:
6402991805         Incorporating a protective metal toe-cap Prs.
                    Other:
6402991810            House slippers  . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6402991815            Tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training
                       shoes and the like  . . . . . . . . .Prs.

                       Other:
6402995100              For men . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6402995400              For women . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6402995700              Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6403        Footwear, with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or
             composition leather and uppers of leather:

               Sports footwear:
6403120000       Ski-boots, cross-country ski footwear, and snowboard
                  boots  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6403190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6403200000    Footwear with outer soles of leather, and uppers which
               consist of leather straps across the instep and around the
               big toe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6403400000    Other footwear, incorporating a protective metal toe-cap Prs.

               Other footwear with outer soles of leather:
640351           Covering the ankle:

6403511100         Footwear made on a base or platform of wood, not
                    having an inner sole or a protective metal toe-cap Prs.

                    Other:
6403515000            For men, youth, and boys  . . . . . .Prs.
6403518000            For other persons . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

640359           Other:
6403591000         Footwear made on a base or platform of wood, not
                    having an inner sole or a protective metal toe-cap Prs.

                    Other:
6403595000            For men, youth, and boys  . . . . . .Prs.
6403598000            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

               Other footwear:
640391           Covering the ankle:
6403911100         Footwear made on a base or platform of wood, not
                    having an inner sole or a protective metal toe-cap Prs.

                    Other:
6403911300            Work footwear . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6403911500            Tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training
                       shoes and the like for men, youth and boys Prs.

                       Other:
6403915000              For men, youths and boys  . . . . .Prs.
6403918500              Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

640399           Other:
6403991000         Footwear made on a base or platform of wood, not
                    having an inner sole or a protective metal toe-cap Prs.

                    Other:
6403991500            House slippers  . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6403992500            Work footwear . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6403993500            Tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training
                       shoes, and the like . . . . . . . . .Prs.

                       Other:
6403995000              For men, youth and boys . . . . . .Prs.
6403998000              Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6404        Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or
             composition leather and uppers of textile materials:

               Footwear with outer soles of rubber or plastics:
6404110000       Sports footwear; tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym
                  shoes, training shoes and the like . . . .Prs.

640419           Other:
6404191000         House slippers . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
                    Other:
6404194500            For men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6404195500            For women . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6404196500            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

640420        Footwear with outer soles of leather or composition leather:
6404202500       For men  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6404204500       For women  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6404206500       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6405        Other footwear:

640510        With uppers of leather or composition leather:
6405100030       For men  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6405100060       For women  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6405100090       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

640520        With uppers of textile materials:
6405201500       House slippers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
                  Other:
6405202500         For men  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6405204500         For women  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.
6405206500         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

640590        Other:
6405902000       Disposable footwear, designed for one-time use Prs.
6405909000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prs.

6406        Parts of footwear (including uppers whether or not attached to
             soles other than outer soles); removable insoles, heel cushions
             and similar articles; gaiters, leggings and similar articles, and
             parts thereof:

6406100000    Uppers and parts thereof, other than stiffeners X

6406200000    Outer soles and heels, of rubber or plastics    X

               Other:
6406910000       Of wood  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   X

640699           Of other material:
6406991530         Leg warmers of textile materials . . . .   Doz.
                                                               kg
6406999500         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   X

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
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Created: 22 December 2008
Last modified: 13 July 2011 at 08:39:37 AM