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NY 890772

October 7, 1993

CLA-2-42:S:N:N6:341 890772


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3030

Ms. Flavia Cesare
Mably International, Inc.
14 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

RE: The tariff classification of a travel cosmetic bag from China.

Dear Ms. Cesare:

In your letter dated September 27, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling for a travel cosmetic bag.

The sample submitted, item R11740 (PP Straw Bag), is a travel cosmetic bag with dimensions measuring approximately 10" (top L) x 7" (H) x 6 1/4" (base diameter). The bag is composed of an outer surface of 100 percent polypropylene straw (strips) with an apparent width of less than 5mm. The principle use of the bag is to contain cosmetics. The bag is secured by means of a top nylon zipper closure.

The applicable subheading for Item R11740, the cosmetic bag of 100 percent polypropylene straw, 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 20 percent ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.3030 fall within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China 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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