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HQ 087084

September 5, 1990

CLA-2 CO:R:C:G 087084 NLP


TARIFF NO.: 4202.12.8070; 4202.92.3030

Mr. Paul Wu
Pacific Impex International Corporation
21 Granada Drive
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

RE: Luggage; Country of Origin

Dear Mr. Wu:

This is in response to your letter of April 20, 1990 requesting the tariff classification and country of origin determination of luggage under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSUSA). We have forwarded the country of origin determination to the Value, Special Programs & Admissibility Branch at Headquarters and a reply regarding this matter will be sent to you under separate cover. Samples were submitted for our examination.


The merchandise at issue involves 2 pieces of luggage; a 28 inch suitcase composed of nylon and a sports bag also composed of nylon.


What is the tariff classification of the suitcase and the sports bag?


The General Rules of Interpretation set forth the manner in which merchandise is to be classified under the HTSUSA. GRI 1 requires that classification is determined according to the terms of the headings and any relevant section or chapter notes and unless otherwise required according to the remaining GRI's, taken in order.

Heading 4202 provides for the following:

Trunks, suitcases, vanity cases, attache cases, briefcases, school satchels...and similar containers; traveling bags...handbags...sports bags...and similar containers of textile materials....

The instant suitcase and sports bag are specifically provided for in Heading 4202, HTSUSA, and are classifiable therein.


The suitcase is classifiable in subheading 4202.12.8070, HTSUSA, which provides for trunks, suitcases...and similar containers, with outer surface of textile materials, other, other, of man-made fibers. The textile category is 670. The rate of duty is 20 percent ad valorem.

The sports bag is classifiable in subheading 4202.92.3030, which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of man-made fibers, other. The textile category is 670. 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
Commercial Rulings Division

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