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NY 882460

February 8, 1993

CLA-2-42:S:N:N6:341 882460


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.2000

Mr. William A. Phelps
W. A. Phelps & Co., Inc.
One World Trade Center - Suite 2109
New York, NY 10048

RE: The tariff classification of a garment bag, a tote bag and a toiletry bag from China.

Dear Mr. Phelps:

In your letter dated February 2, 1993, on behalf of U.S. Luggage Co., you requested a tariff classification ruling on a garment bag, a tote bag and a toiletry bag.

The sample submitted, described as a three piece luggage set, consists of a garment bag, a tote bag and a toiletry bag constructed of 55% ramie/45% cotton textile woven fabrics. Even though the three pieces will be imported boxed to be sold at retail as a set, for classification purposes the items do not meet the set provision provided for within the HTSUSA. Therefore, for classification purposes each piece will be classified separately.

The applicable subheading for the garment bag, tote bag and toiletry bag will be 4202.92.2000, 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, other. The duty rate will be 6.5 percent ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.2000 fall within textile category designation 870. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China 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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