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NY 858152

December 10, 1990

CLA-2-42:S:N:N3G:341 858152


TARIFF NO.: 4202.12.2030

Ms. Linda M. Gloria
Heritage Industries
1850 Arthur Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

RE: The tariff classification of a vinyl portfolio with accessories from China.

Dear Ms. Gloria:

In your letter dated November 15, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style #13255, is a double gusset vinyl portfolio measuring 16" 1/2 x 12" x 5". One side of the portfolio features double compartments with double padded handles and a detachable shoulder strap. The opposite side features a side zippered organizer compartment designed to contain an address book, a calendar, a date book, a notepad, a calculator, and a pen/pencil/marker set, which are all included. The portfolio with its contents are sold at retail in a gift box set.

The applicable subheading for style #13255, the vinyl portfolio with its contents as a set, will be 4202.12.2030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for attache cases, briefcases, school satchels, occupational luggage cases and similar containers, with outer surface of plastics. The duty rate will be 20 percent ad valorem.

It has been noted that the samples submitted as part of the Binding Ruling request are not marked to indicate the country of origin. Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended requires unless excepted, every article of a foreign origin imported into the United States shall be marked in a conspicuous place as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as the nature of the article will permit, in such a manner as to indicate to the ultimate purchaser in the United States the English name of the country of origin of the article. Therefore the portfolio, address book, calendar, date book, notepad, calculator, and pen set must all be marked to indicate their country of origin.

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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