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NY A88495

October 16, 1996

CLA-2-76:RR:NC:1:113 A88495


TARIFF NO.: 7615.19.3000; 4202.92.3030

Mr. Larry Linehan
Alfred H. Marzolf, Inc.
157 Yesler Way, Suite 605
Seattle, WA 98104

RE: The tariff classification of camping cookware from Sweden and a mesh bag from Taiwan

Dear Mr. Lineham:

In your letter dated October 8, 1996, on behalf of Mountain Safety Research, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is teflon-coated, aluminum, camping cookware packed in a nylon, mesh bag. It includes a 6.5-inch diameter pot, a 7-inch diameter pot, and an 8-inch diameter pan made in Sweden. The drawstring travel bag from Taiwan is composed of a nylon knit construction designed to contain personal effects during travel. The cookware and bag are imported together and sold at retail as a unit. However, for classification purposes, each item will be treated separately.

The applicable subheading for the cookware will be 7615.19.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for table, kitchen or other household articles, of aluminum, other, cooking and kitchen ware, enameled or glazed or containing nonstick interior finishes, other. The rate of duty will be 4.7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the mesh bag 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 rate of duty will be 19.5 percent ad valorem.

The mesh bag falls within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Taiwan are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information available, 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 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 James Smyth at 212-466-2084.


Roger J. Silvestri

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