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NY 890141

September 27, 1993

CLA-2-42:S:N:N6:341 890141


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3030

Mr. Dan Magee
Fritz Companies, Inc.
P.O. Box 3235
Norfolk, VA 23514

RE: The tariff classification of shopping bag from China.

Dear Mr. Magee:

In your letter dated August 31, 1993, on behalf of Only One Dollar, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling for a shopping bag.

You have submitted a sample of a double handle, zippered top, shopping bag said to be constructed of nylon. Upon examination of sample, the article appears to be manufactured of woven polyethylene strips with width of less than 5mm. The fabric does not appear to be coated with plastic. The bag is unlined and measures approximately 16" x 19" with 7" gussets. The applicable subheading for the shopping bag of polyethylene strips will be 4202.92.3030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of man-made fibers, other. The duty rate will be 20 percent ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.3030 fall within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China 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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