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NY 884743

CLA-2-42:S:N:N6:341 884743


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.1500

Mr. Louie A. Angeles
Matrix Int'l Marketing, Co.
1923 N. Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

RE: The tariff classification of a cotton tote bag from Indonesia.

Dear Mr. Angeles:

In your letter dated March 30, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling on a cotton tote bag.

The sample submitted, no style number indicated, described as a "Beach Bag", is a double handle, unlined tote bag constructed of 100% cotton woven fabric. The bag measures approximately 14" in width and 15" in length. The top of the bag has a hook and loop fastener. The front of the package has the words "Magic Bag".

The applicable subheading for the tote bag of 100% cotton woven fabric will be 4202.92.1500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (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 7.2 percent ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.1500 fall within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Indonesia are subject to visa requirements and quota restraints.

The designated textile and apparel category 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, 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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