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NY B83197

March 31, 1997

CLA-2-42:K:TC:C7:G21 B83197


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.4500

Mr. David A. Eisen
Siegel, Mandell & Davidson, P.C.
Counselors at Law
1515 Broadway, 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10036-8901

RE: The tariff classification of a travel bag from China and/or Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Eisen:

In your letter dated March 12, 1997, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of your client, Avon Products, Inc., 9 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y.

The submitted sample, Phoenix Cobo Bag-PP 156635, is a travel bag of PVC designed to transport various personal effects and related articles. This bag measures approximately 13 inches in height and approximately 18« inches in width. It features 6 inch wide side gussets and a front exterior compartment which closes with a zipper and velcro. Inside this front exterior compartment are two clear plastic zippered compartments. This bag is carried by two straps with metal snap closure and an adjustable shoulder strap. Your sample will be returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the travel bag of PVC will be 4202.92.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 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.


John J. Martuge

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