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NY 804734

December 23, 1994

CLA-2-73:S:N:N1:117 804734


TARIFF NO.: 7315.89.1000; 8301.10.6000; 4202.92.3030

Mr. Lloyd Blake
63 Belfast Road South
Crysatal Beach
Ontario, Canada L0S1B0

RE: The tariff classification of a chain, lock and bag from Canada and China.

Dear Mr. Blake:

In your letter dated November 14, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling. A sample was submitted with your request.

You plan to import an anti-theft device which attaches to the steering column and wheel of a car. This product consists of a plastic covered double loop steel chain, a padlock and a textile travel bag. The padlock is a key-operated lock, 3.5 cm in width. It appears to be of cylinder or pin tumbler construction. The chain is a product of Canada and the lock and travel bag are products of China.

The applicable subheading for the steel chain will be 7315.89.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for chain and parts thereof, of iron or steel, other chain, other, with links of essentially round cross sections, not over 8 mm in diameter. The rate of duty will be 0.6 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the padlock will be 8301.10.6000, HTS, which provides for padlocks, of cylinder or pin tumbler construction, not over 3.8 cm in width. The rate of duty will be 6.1 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the travel bag will be 4202.92.3030, HTS, which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of man-made fibers, other. The rate of duty will be 20 percent ad valorem.

The travel bag falls within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to quota and the requirements 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

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