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NY 810682

June 22, 1995

CLA-2-42:S:N:N6:341 810682


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3030

Ms. Kris Keaveney
F.Y.I. Marketing
575-1755 Robson St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6G 3B7

RE: The tariff classification of a foldable shopping bag from Italy, Taiwan, China and/or Canada.

Dear Ms. Keaveney:

In your letter dated March 8, 1995, you requested a classification ruling for a foldable shopping bag.

You have submitted a photo and literature of a foldable shopping bag with wheels said to be composed of nylon woven fabric. When open the item measures approximately 2 feet in height by 1.2 feet in width with 8 inch gussets. The item has double carrying handles and a zippered outside deep pocket. When not in use the item can be folded and secured by what appears to be a snap closure.

The applicable subheading for the foldable shopping bag 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 Taiwan and China are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on the wheel base alone. Your request for a classification ruling should include an actual sample of the item as being imported and a breakdown of the components by weight and value.

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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