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December 23, 1994

CLA-2-42:S:N:N6:341 804888

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3020

Mr. Arthur Wolper
Advance Shipping Co., Inc.
30 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10007-2984

RE: The tariff classification of a mini backpack from Hong Kong.

Dear Mr. Wolper:

In your letter dated December 5, 1994, on behalf of Michael Stevens Ltd., you requested a classification ruling for a mini backpack.

You have submitted a sample of a mini backpack identified as style 43131. The backpack is composed of an exterior surface of nylon woven fabric with a textile inner lining. It measures approximately 7 1/2 inches by 8 inches with an oval base. The item is secured by means of a top drawstring closure in addition to a flap with a dog leash-type fastener.

The applicable subheading for Style 43131, the mini backpack of nylon woven fabric, will be 4202.92.3020, 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, backpacks. The duty rate will be 20 percent ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.3020 fall within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Hong Kong are subject to the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories 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, to obtain the most current information available, 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.

Sincerely,

Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport

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