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NY C81216

November 12, 1997

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 C81216


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.9025

Mr. Frank W. Schmitt
Affiliated Customs Bkrs USA, Inc.
100 Walnut Street
Champlain, NY 12919

RE: The tariff classification of a "Sea-Doo Bow Bag" from Taiwan and/or China.

Dear Mr. Schmitt:

In your letter dated November 3, 1997, on behalf of Bombardier Motor Corporation, you requested a classification ruling for a "Sea-Doo Bow Bag".

The Sea-Doo Bow Bag is a padded bag with a zippered top. It is manufactured of woven polyester fabric which is backed with PVC. The textile material constitutes the exterior surface. The interior is lined with a vinyl backed textile material and the inner padding is of approximately 1/2 inch thick foam. It has double woven textile handles, a detachable shoulder strap and an interior mesh pocket for small articles. The bag is specially shaped and designed to fit into the bow of a "SEA DOO" watercraft. Submitted literature indicates that the bag is intended to carry food or extra equipment. It will be imported with the watercraft but will not be permanently attached. Your sample is being returned as you requested.

Classification: Whether or not imported with the watercraft, the bag is classified within HTS 4202.92.9025, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides in part for other bags and containers, with outer surface of textile materials, other, other, of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 19.3 percent ad valorem.

The bag falls within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Taiwan and China are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. 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 (Restraint 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 the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Kevin Gorman at 212-466-5893.


Robert B. Swierupski

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