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NY 857858

November 23, 1990

CLA-2-42:S:N:N3G 341 857858


TARIFF NO.: 4202.22.4500

Mr. Steven M. Kott
K Mart Apparel Corp.
7373 West Side Avenue
North Bergen, N.J. 07047

RE: The tariff classification of a cotton shoulder bag from Hong Kong.

Dear Mr. Kott:

In your letter dated November 2, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style #2709, is a lady's 100% cotton tapestry shoulder bag measuring approximately 8 3/4" x 8". The bag is lined with a textile material and features an inside zippered pocket. The item has an attached vinyl shoulder strap designed to be worn on the shoulder, and is closed by means of a zippered closure. Your sample is being returned per your request.

The applicable subheading for style #2709, the 100% cotton shoulder bag of textile material, will be 4202.22.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for handbags, whether or not with shoulder strap, including those without handle, with outer surface of textile materials, other, other, of vegetable fibers and not of piled or tufted construction, of cotton. The duty rate will be 7.2 percent ad valorem.

Item 4202.22.4500 falls within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to visa requirements.

The designated textile and apparel category may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report On Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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