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NY B85914

JUN 11, 1997



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3030

Mr. Robert Whelan
Alpha International
40 Parker Road, Suite 201
Elizabeth, NJ 07207

RE: The tariff classification of a travel bag set from China.

Dear Mr. Whelan:

In your letter dated May 22, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Mundi/Westport of Pinebrook, NJ.

The sample submitted with your request, no style number, is a travel bag set consisting of a travel bag, wallet and coin purse. These items will be imported and sold only as a set. The travel bag is approximately 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" in size. This bag has a flapover design with snap closure and is constructed of a nylon textile fabric material. The wallet is approximately 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" in size and is constructed of a nylon textile fabric material. The coin purse is oval shaped and is approximately 4" x 3" in size. The coin purse is constructed of the same material as the bag and wallet. The essential character of the set is imparted by the travel bag.

The applicable subheading for the travel set 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, other, of manmade fibers, other. The rate of duty will be 19.3 per cent ad valorem.

This item falls within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China in category 670 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 requirments 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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