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NY 881917

January 20, 1993

CLA-2-42:S:N:N6:341 881917


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.6000

Mr. Steven M. Dreyfuss
World Link Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 9703
Arnold, MD 21012

RE: The tariff classification of a textile jewelry box from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Dreyfuss:

In your letter dated January 1, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling on a textile jewelry box.

You have submitted a photo of an item you described as a "Fabric Covered Organizer Box". The item is actually a jewelry box said to be constructed with an exterior surface of cotton woven fabric. The interior appears to be specially fitted with divided compartments and a ring section designed to contain jewelry. There is a fitted mirror within the lid. The box is opened and closed by what appears to be a textile tassel pull attached at the top of the lid. The item is said to measure approximately 8 5/8" x 6 1/4" x 2".

The applicable subheading for the jewelry box said to be constructed of cotton woven fabric 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 classifiable under 4202.92.6000 fall within textile category designation 369. 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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