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NY A88812

November 7, 1996

CLA-2-42:K:TC:C7:G21 A88812


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.4500

Ms. Karen Anarumo
Customs Manager/555
The Donna Karan Company
600 Gotham Parkway
Carlstadt, N.J. 07072

RE: The tariff classification of a tote bag from China

Dear Ms. Anarumo:

In your letter dated October 18, 1996, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style # R4613566BB, is a tote bag measuring approximately 9 «" X 15" X 8". The material composition of this bag is 100% vinyl on the exterior surface area, with a 100% rayon backing. It closes with a nylon zipper across the top and features two vinyl carry handles. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the tote bag, style #R4613566BB, will be 4202.92.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated, which provides for trunks, suitcases, vanity cases . . . traveling bags . . . sports bags . . . and similar containers . . . other, with outer surface of sheeting of plastic . . . travel, sports and similar bags, . . . other. The duty rate will be 20% ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations.

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.


Thomas Mattina
Area Director

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