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NY 893750

January 31, 1994

CLA-2-42:S:N:N6:341 893750


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3030

Mr. James A. Cline
Meiko America, Inc.
90 Washington St. - 18th FL
New York, NY 10006

RE: The tariff classification of a sport bag with an insert from China.

Dear Mr. Cline:

In your letter dated January 12, 1994, on behalf of Mr. John Howell, you requested a tariff classification ruling for a sport bag with an insert.

You have submitted two samples with your request, identified as item numbers 1 and 2. They are as follows:

Item #1 is a sport bag composed of 420D woven nylon with a "Kent" brand emblem on the front and rear exterior surface. The item is designed to contain personal effects as well as for sports and recreational use. It measures approximately 17" x 12" x 9 1/2". The bag features additional zippered storage pockets on each end and double webbed textile carrying handles, in addition to a removable textile shoulder strap. It is secured by means of a top textile zippered closure.

Item #2 is an insert which you have indicated will be imported with the sport bag but packaged separately. The insert is composed of paperboard base covered with plastic. You have also stated that the insert is designed to be placed into the bottom of the sport bag to improve its shape. For classification purposes the insert will be considered as part of the sport bag.

The applicable subheading for Item #1, the sport bag of nylon woven fabric (including the insert), 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.

Your inquiry regarding RN 89735 noted. However, regarding the application of the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act, we recommend that you contact the Federal Trade Commission for additional information regarding the use of RN numbers.

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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