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NY A87781

October 2, 1996

CLA-2-94:RR:NC:2:233 A87781


TARIFF NO.: 9403.90.6000: 9403.60.8060

Mr. Arthur K. Purcell
Neville, Peterson & Williams
80 Broad Street
34th Floor
New York, NY 10004

RE: The tariff classification of a nylon playpen carrier/storage bag from Taiwan or China.

Dear Mr. Purcell:

In your letter dated September 18, 1996, on behalf of Graco Children's Products, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is Graco's "Pack-n-Play" combination playpen carrier/storage bag, which is specially shaped and designed to carry and cover the "Pack-n-Play Yard", a portable, collapsible playpen. The playpen carrier/storage bag is comprised of nylon/poly-cotton or polyester fabric, plastic zippers and metal snaps. It is used to cover, protect and transport the playpen. This is accomplished by placing the folded playpen inside the playpen carrier and inserting the playpen's carrying handle through a slot in the top of the bag. This allows the playpen to be carried about while being covered and protected by the specially shaped bag. The article can also be used as a storage unit by removing the playpen from the bag's main compartment and attaching it to the end of the playpen when in use. It features five external pockets for storing infant supplies such as diapers, bottles, etc. The playpen carrier/storage bag will be imported as a finished article separately, or together with the unassembled Pack-n-Play Yard. Your sample and photograph are being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the playpen carrier/storage bag, if imported separately, will be 9403.90.6000, HTS, which provides for Other furniture and parts thereof: Parts: Of textile material, except cotton. The rate of duty will be 4.2% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the playpen carrier/storage bag, if imported with the unassembled Pack-n-Play Yard, will be 9403.80.6080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Other furniture and parts thereof: Furniture of other materials, including cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 2.4% ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Lawrence Mushinske at 212-466-5739.


Roger J. Silvestri

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