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NY 875633

July 9, 1992

CLA-2-42:S:N:N3G:341 875633


TARIFF NO.: 4202.32.9550; 7117.90.5000

Ms. Elizabeth Brault
Fingerhut Corporation
4400 Baker Road
Minnetonka, MN 55343

RE: The tariff classification of a pouch containing a bracelet from Taiwan.

Dear Ms. Brault:

In your letter dated June 17, 1992, you requested a tariff classification ruling on a pouch containing a bracelet.

You have submitted a sample and a photo of two items described as follows:

Item #1 is a drawstring pouch constructed of 100 percent polyester textile material. The pouch measures approximately 4 inches by 4 1/4 inches.

Item #2 is an imitation pearl bracelet constructed of glass beads.

You have indicated that the imitation pearl bracelet will be imported packaged in the pouch and is considered as part of packaging. However, for classification purposes each item will be classified separately.

The applicable subheading for item #1, the drawstring pouch of 100% polyester, will be 4202.32.9550, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for articles of a kind normally carried in the pocket or in the handbag, with outer surface of textile materials, other, other, of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 20 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for item #2, the imitation pearl bracelet of glass beads, will be 7117.90.5000, HTS, which provides for Imitation jewelry: Other: Other: Valued over 20 cents per dozen pieces or parts. The duty rate will be 11 percent ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.32.9550 fall within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements, 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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