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NY 809003

April 26, 1995

CLA-2-42:S:N:N6:341 809003


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3030

Mr. Marty Langtry
Tower Group Int'l, Inc.
Los Angeles Office
2400 Marine Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278-1103

RE: The tariff classification and marking of a travel case from China and/or Philippines.

Dear Mr. Langtry:

In your letter dated April 7, 1995, on behalf of Koszegi Industries, Inc., you requested a Customs decision as to the classification and proper marking of a travel case.

The sample submitted, identified as a "Diabetic Carrying Case", is a travel case composed of an exterior surface of nylon woven fabric designed to contain diabetic medicine and/or accessories. The interior consists of two clear plastic pockets on either side and a nylon zippered bag is sewn into the inside of the case. The item is secured by means of a textile zipper that goes around the case on three sides which allows for the case to be fully opened. Your sample is being returned.

Your reference to the proposed country of origin marking noted. You have submitted a design of the proposed country of origin marking showing a cloth label that will be folded and sewn-into the bag. The label will be printed either "Made in China" or "Made in Philippines" on the front. "By Koszegi South Bend, Ind." would appear on the back. Each is comparable in print. We agree that the submitted proposed design is acceptable and within compliance with 19 CFR Part 134 of Customs Regulations.

The applicable subheading for the travel case of nylon woven fabric 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 19.8 percent ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.3030 fall within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China and Philippines are subject to quota and 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.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport

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