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Section XII - Chapter 64
Footwear, Gaiters etc. and Parts Thereof
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 headi ng 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; a nd
(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 mens 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 athlet ic 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 foo twear, 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.

Schedule B No. and Headings Commodity Description Unit of Quantity Second Quantity
64 Footwear, Gaiters and the Like; Parts of Such Articles
64.01 - 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:
6401.10.0000 - - Footwear incorporating a protective metal toe-cap Prs.
- - Other footwear:
6401.92 - - - Covering the ankle but not covering the knee:
6401.92.3000 - - - - Ski-boots and snowboard boots Prs.
6401.92.7000 - - - - Other Prs.
6401.99 - - - Other:
6401.99.1000 - - - - Covering the knee Prs.
6401.99.9500 - - - - Other Prs.
64.02 - Other footwear, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics:
- - Sports footwear:
6402.12.0000 - - - Ski-boots, cross-country ski footwear and snowboard boots Prs.
6402.19.0000 - - - Other Prs.
6402.20.0000 - - Footwear with upper straps or thongs assembled to the sole by means of plugs (zoris) Prs.
- - Other footwear:
6402.91 - - - Covering the ankle:
6402.91.0800 - - - - Incorporating a protective metal toe-cap Prs.
- - - - Other:
6402.91.1500 - - - - - For men Prs.
6402.91.2500 - - - - - For women Prs.
6402.91.3500 - - - - - Other Prs.
6402.99 - - - Other:
6402.99.1805 - - - - Incorporating a protective metal toe-cap Prs.
- - - - Other:
6402.99.1810 - - - - - House slippers Prs.
6402.99.1815 - - - - - Tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like Prs.
- - - - - Other:
6402.99.5100 - - - - - - For men Prs.
6402.99.5400 - - - - - - For women Prs.
6402.99.5700 - - - - - - Other Prs.
64.03 - Footwear, with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather:
- - Sports footwear:
6403.12.0000 - - - Ski-boots, cross-country ski footwear, and snowboard boots Prs.
6403.19.0000 - - - Other Prs.
6403.20.0000 - - Footwear with outer soles of leather, and uppers which consist of leather straps across the instep and around the big toe Prs.
6403.40.0000 - - Other footwear, incorporating a protective metal toe-cap Prs.
- - Other footwear with outer soles of leather:
6403.51 - - - Covering the ankle:
6403.51.1100 - - - - Footwear made on a base or platform of wood, not having an inner sole or a protective metal toe-cap Prs.
- - - - Other:
6403.51.5000 - - - - - For men, youth, and boys Prs.
6403.51.8000 - - - - - For other persons Prs.
6403.59 - - - Other:
6403.59.1000 - - - - Footwear made on a base or platform of wood, not having an inner sole or a protective metal toe-cap Prs.
- - - - Other:
6403.59.5000 - - - - - For men, youth, and boys Prs.
6403.59.8000 - - - - - Other Prs.
- - Other footwear:
6403.91 - - - Covering the ankle:
6403.91.1100 - - - - Footwear made on a base or platform of wood, not having an inner sole or a protective metal toe-cap Prs.
- - - - Other:
6403.91.1300 - - - - - Work footwear Prs.
6403.91.1500 - - - - - Tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like for men, youth and boys Prs.
- - - - - Other:
6403.91.5000 - - - - - - For men, youths and boys Prs.
6403.91.8500 - - - - - - Other Prs.
6403.99 - - - Other:
6403.99.1000 - - - - Footwear made on a base or platform of wood, not having an inner sole or a protective metal toe-cap Prs.
- - - - Other:
6403.99.1500 - - - - - House slippers Prs.
6403.99.2500 - - - - - Work footwear Prs.
6403.99.3500 - - - - - Tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes, and the like Prs.
- - - - - Other:
6403.99.5000 - - - - - - For men, youth and boys Prs.
6403.99.8000 - - - - - - Other Prs.
64.04 - Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials:
- - Footwear with outer soles of rubber or plastics:
6404.11.0000 - - - Sports footwear; tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like Prs.
6404.19 - - - Other:
6404.19.1000 - - - - House slippers Prs.
- - - - Other:
6404.19.4500 - - - - - For men Prs.
6404.19.5500 - - - - - For women Prs.
6404.19.6500 - - - - - Other Prs.
6404.20 - - Footwear with outer soles of leather or composition leather:
6404.20.2500 - - - For men Prs.
6404.20.4500 - - - For women Prs.
6404.20.6500 - - - Other Prs.
64.05 - Other footwear:
6405.10 - - With uppers of leather or composition leather:
6405.10.0030 - - - For men Prs.
6405.10.0060 - - - For women Prs.
6405.10.0090 - - - Other Prs.
6405.20 - - With uppers of textile materials:
6405.20.1500 - - - House slippers Prs.
- - - Other:
6405.20.2500 - - - - For men Prs.
6405.20.4500 - - - - For women Prs.
6405.20.6500 - - - - Other Prs.
6405.90 - - Other:
6405.90.2000 - - - Disposable footwear, designed for one-time use Prs.
6405.90.9000 - - - Other Prs.
64.06 - 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:
6406.10.0000 - - Uppers and parts thereof, other than stiffeners X
6406.20.0000 - - Outer soles and heels, of rubber or plastics X
6406.90 - - Other:
6406.90.1000 - - - Of wood X
- - - Of other material:
6406.90.1530 - - - - Leg warmers of textile materials Doz. kg
6406.90.9500 - - - - Other X

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