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NY 897493

May 12, 1994



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.1500

Mr. Jeffrey McCauley
Walgreen Co.
200 Wilmot Road
Deerfield, IL 60015

RE: The tariff classification of a curling iron keeper from China

Dear Mr. McCauley:

In your letter dated May 2, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample submitted is a textile pocket used to store a single curling iron at home or while traveling. The item is approximately 13" long x 4 1/2" wide and is made of a cotton/polyester blend. You indicate in your letter that the cotton represents more than 50% of the weight of the blend. The outer surface is, therefore, of cotton.

The applicable subheading for the curling iron keeper will be 4202.92.1500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, of vegetable fibers and not of pile or tufted construction, of cotton. The rate of duty will be 7.2 percent ad valorem.

The curling iron keeper falls within textile category designation 369. 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, 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 (Restraints 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 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.

Philip A. Bernard
District Director
Providence, R.I.

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