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NY 863339

May 28, 1991

CLA-2-42:S:N:N3G:341 863339


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.6000

Ms. Elizabeth Brennan
Expeditors International, Inc.
161 Prescott Street
E. Boston, MA 02128

RE: The tariff classification of jewelry boxes from China and/or Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Brennan:

In your letter dated May 13, 1991, on behalf of Fuller Box Co., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted two samples of jewelry boxes constructed of a metal base covered with cotton flocked textile materials. The items are lined with textile materials, and measures approximately 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". The boxes are specially shaped and fitted to contain a ring and earrings. Both items closes by means of a spring closure. They are designed for long term use. The classification for both items will be the same.

The applicable subheading for the jewelry boxes of cotton flocked textile materials will be 4202.92.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for trunks, suitcases, jewelry boxes and similar containers, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of cotton. The duty rate will be 7.2 percent ad valorem.

Items 4202.92.6000 falls within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to visa requirements and quota restraints. 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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