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NY 810648

June 12, 1995

CLA-2-42:S:N:N5:341 810648


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.6090; 6307.90.9989; 4202.92.1500

Mr. Richard Peck
Fritz Companies, Inc.
P.O. Box 66215
AMF O'Hare Int'l Airport
Chicago, IL 60666

RE: The tariff classification of a jewelry box, trinket box, jewelry roll, jewelry pouches, and a toiletry bag containing makeup brushes from China.

Dear Mr. Peck:

In your letter dated May 17, 1995, on behalf of CBI Distributing Corp., you requested a classification ruling.

You have submitted seven samples with your request which are all composed of 100 percent cotton woven fabric. They are as follows:

Style 15864 is a specially shaped and fitted jewelry box composed of a paperboard base covered internally and externally with 100 percent cotton fabric. The interior has a lift-out fitted top tray divided into three compartments and a ring section. Underneath the top tray is a full-width storage compartment. There is a fitted mirror within the hinged lid. The item measures approximately 6" x 4 1/2" x 2 1/4".

Style 15874 is a small oval trinket box measuring approximately 2 inches in height. The box has two parts, a lower section and a detachable lid. The exterior lid and interior bottom is padded with foam.

Style 17698 is a jewelry pouch designed with an attached disc to contain earrings. It measures approximately 5 inches by 5 inches. The top is secured by means of a hook and loop fastener.

Style 15868 is a jewelry roll measuring approximately 10 1/2 inches by 7 inches in its unfolded position. The interior is specially designed with a full-width open storage pocket, several zippered compartments and an affixed snap jewelry roll designed to contain rings. The item is secured by means of a wrap-a-round braided tie closure.

Style 15869 is a drawstring jewelry pouch. The interior is designed with pockets to contain individual pieces of jewelry during travel.

Style 15851 is a cosmetic bag measuring approximately 7 inches by 5 inches. The bag is secured by means of a flap with a zippered closure. There is a fitted mirror within the flap closure.

Style 17719 is a bifold toiletry bag fitted to contain various makeup brushes and combs. One side of the interior has a zippered toiletry bag of clear plastic; one side features fitted slots which contains the makeup brushes and combs. For classification purposes the item is considered to be a set (GRI 3(b) noted). The bag will impart the essential character. The item is secured by means of a wrap-a-round tie string closure.

Your samples are being returned as you requested.

The applicable subheading for Style 15864, the jewelry box of 100 percent cotton, will be 4202.92.6090, 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 7.1 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for Style 15874, the trinket box of 100 percent cotton, will be 6307.90.9989, HTS, which provides for Other made up articles... Other: Other, Other. The duty rate will be 7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for Styles 17698, 15868, 15869, 15851 and 17719, the earring pouch,jewelry roll, jewelry pouch, cosmetic bag and toiletry bag (with brushes as a set) of 100 percent cotton, will be 4202.92.1500, 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, of cotton. The duty rate will be 7.1 percent ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.6090 and 4202.92.1500 fall within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China 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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