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HQ 084931

August 14, 1989

CLA-2:CO:R:C:G 084931 SR


TARIFF NO.: 4202.32.3030; 4202.99.00

Ms. Robin D. Iverson
Geo. S. Bush & Co., Inc.
1400 Exchange Building
821 Second Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104

RE: Truckers wallet and a truck side pocket

Dear Ms. Iverson:

This is in reference to your letter dated May 11, 1989, requesting the tariff classification of truckers accessories under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSUSA). Rulings on a litter pouch and an auto visor caddy were issued by New York. This ruling will provide the classification for a truckers wallet and a truck side pocket. Samples from China were submitted.


The merchandise at issue is a truckers wallet and a truck side pocket. The truckers wallet is a portable map carrying case that is folded in thirds with a Velcro-type closure and resembles a very large wallet.

The truck side pocket is a portable nylon bag in which a driver or passenger can transport accessories. The bag measures approximately 8 1/2 by 12 inches and has Velcro fasteners on the back that would allow it to be adhered to a truck door or dashboard.


What is the classification of the truckers wallet and the truck side pocket?


Heading 4202, HTSUSA, provides for trunks, suitcases and similar cases; traveling bags, toiletry, knapsacks and backpacks and similar containers of textile materials. Subheading 4202.32.9550, HTSUSA, provides for trunks, suitcases, and similar containers, articles of a kind normally carried in the pocket or in the handbag. The truckers wallet is similar to articles classifiable under this subheading, however it is much larger. This item must be classified under trunks, suitcases, and similar articles, other.

Subheading 4202.92.3030, HTSUSA, provides for trunks, suitcases, and similar containers, travel, sports, and similar bags. Additional U.S. Note 1 to chapter 42, HTSUSA, states that for the purposes of heading 4202, the expression "travel, sports and similar bags" means goods of a kind designed for carrying clothing and other personal effects during travel. The truck side pocket is merchandise of this type.


The truckers wallet at issue is classifiable under subheading 4202.99.00, HTSUSA, as trunks, suitcases and similar containers; other, other. The rate of duty is 20 percent ad valorem.

The truck side pocket at issue is classifiable under subheading 4202.92.3030, HTSUSA, as trunks, suitcases, and similar containers; traveling bags, and similar containers, of textile materials, other, with outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials, travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, other, other, other. The textile category number is 670 and the rate of duty is 20 percent ad valorem.

Due to the changeable nature of the statistical annotation (the ninth and tenth digits of the classification) and the restraint (quota/visa) categories, you should contact your local Customs office prior to importation of this merchandise to determine the current status of any import restraints or requirements.


John Durant, Director

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