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NY 864797

July 12, 1991

CLA-2-42:S:N:N3G:341 864797


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.1500

Ms. Mona Webster
Target Stores
33 South Sixth Street
P.O. Box 1392
Minneapolis, MN 55440-1392

RE: The tariff classification of a cosmetic bag set from Philippines.

Dear Ms. Webster:

In your letter dated May 10, 1991, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style #5332, is a 3-in-1 cosmetic bag set constructed with an outer surface of 100% cotton with foam padding and PVC linings. They are designed to fit within one another. The bags measures approximately as follows; large 8 1/2" x 6" x 1 1/2", medium 6 3/4" x 5" x 1 3/8", and small 5 3/4" x 4" x 1 1/2". The larger bag is designed with a textile loop carrying handle, and all three are secured by means of top textile zippered closures. You have indicated that the items are sold to the consumer at retail sale as a set.

The applicable subheading for style #5332, the 100% cotton cosmetic bags as a set, will be 4202.92.1500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, of vegetable fibers and not of pile or tufted construction, of cotton. The duty rate will be 7.2 percent ad valorem.

Please note, that for classification purposes the 3-in-1 cosmetic bags are classified as a set. However, each individual bag requires a separate visa for quota purpose.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.1500 fall within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Philippines are subject to visa requirements and quota restraints.

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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