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NY 873223

April 23, 1992

CLA-2-42:S:N:N3G:341 873223


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.1500

Mr. Robert J. Mele
CSI Industries, Inc.
450 Winks Lane
Bensalem, PA 19020

RE: The tariff classification of a tote bag from Hong Kong and/or Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Mele:

In your letter dated April 7, 1992, you requested a tariff classification ruling on a tote bag.

The sample submitted, style #910-28000, described as an "Accessory Bag", is an open top double handle tote bag constructed of 100% cotton woven fabric. It is unlined, and measures approximately 13 inches in width by 15 inches in length. Your sample is being returned as you requested. The applicable subheading for style #910-28000, the tote bag of 100% cotton, 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.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.1500 fall within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to visa requirements. Products of Taiwan 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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