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NY 890197

CLA-2-42:S:N:N6:341 890197


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.2000

Ms. Linda Brown
D. J. Powers Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 9239
35 Barnard Street
Savannah, GA 31412

RE: The tariff classification of a tote bag from China.

Dear Ms. Brown:

In your letter dated September 8, 1993, on behalf of Augusta Sportswear, you requested a tariff classification ruling for a tote bag.

The sample submitted, no style number indicated, is a double handle, open top, multi-purpose utility tote bag said to be constructed of 55% ramie/45% cotton woven fabric. The bag measures approximately 20 inches in width and 12 inches in length.

The applicable subheading for the tote bag of 55% ramie/45% cotton woven fabric will be 4202.92.2000, 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 not of pile or tufted construction, other. The duty rate will be 6.5 percent ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.2000 fall within textile category designation 870. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to visa requirements.

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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