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NY A87905

OCT 8, 1996



TARIFF NO.: 4202.32.4000

Ms. Kathryn A. Weck
Westwater Enterprises
917 Mountain Ave.
Mountainside, NJ 07092

RE: The tariff classification of a belt pouch from China.

Dear Ms. Weck:

In your letter dated September 16, 1996, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample submitted with your request, no style number, is a belt pouch approximately 5" x 3" in size. The pouch has an open unlined interior not specially fitted or designed. It has a zipper top closure and is constructed of 100% cotton canvas. The pouch has a textile belt loop enabling the user to attach it to his/her clothing. This item will be sold to pet stores and is intended to hold dog treats.

The applicable subheading for the item will be 4202.32.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for articles of a kind normally carried in the pocket or in the handbag, 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 per cent ad valorem.

The pouch falls within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China in category 369 are subject to visa and quota requirements.

Your sample is being returned as requested.

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 Part 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.


Richard A. Barrette
Service/Area Port Director

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