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NY C85003

March 25, 1998

CLA-2-42:K:TC:B6:G21 C85003


TARIFF NO.: 4202.32.9550

Mr. Robert Glover
Vice President - Import
L.E. Coppersmith, Inc.
2041 Rosecrans Avenue, Third Floor
El Segundo, CA 90245

RE: The tariff classification of novelty coin purses with attached split metal keyrings from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Glover:

In your letter dated December 3, 1997, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of your importer, Agron Inc., 2440 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

The four samples submitted, a brimmed hat keychain, a baseball cap keychain, a backpack keychain, and a sports bag keychain are all constructed of black 100% cotton twill material. Each coin purse features an embroidered logo "Adidas" on it. They close with a nylon zipper with attached split metal keyrings. Your samples will be returned to you as requested.

The applicable subheading for the novelty coin purses with attached split metal keyrings will be 4202.32.9550, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSUSA), which provides for articles of a kind normally carried in the pocket or in the handbag, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 19% ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.32.9550, HTSUSA, fall within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

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 (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.

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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