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H.R. 5561 (112th): To suspend temporarily the rate of duty on certain sports footwear.

The text of the bill below is as of May 8, 2012 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 5561


May 8, 2012

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


To suspend temporarily the rate of duty on certain sports footwear.


Certain sports footwear


In general

Subchapter II of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended by inserting in numerical sequence the following new heading:

9902.01.00Sports footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, other than such sports footwear for men or women, the foregoing valued at $10/pair or more but not over $13/pair, and with cleats, and having uppers of which over 90% of the external surface area (including any accessories or reinforcements) is rubber or plastics, (except footwear having foxing or a foxing-like band applied or molded at the sole and overlapping the upper and except footwear designed to be worn over, or in lieu of, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather (provided for in subheading 6402.19.15)FreeNo changeNo changeOn or before 12/31/2015



Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) applies to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act.