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NY C86989

April 30, 1998

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 C86989


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.9026

Ms. Diana Coffey
Ma Cher (East) Inc.
400 Madison Ave., Suite 503
New York, NY 10017

RE: The tariff classification of a perfume box from China.

Dear Ms. Coffey:

In your letter dated April 17, 1998, you requested a classification ruling for a perfume box.

The sample submitted, described as a "cloth covered box", is an oval shaped box with attached lid designed to contain bottles of perfume. It is composed of a paperboard base covered externally with polyester satin fabric. The exterior and interior of the lid is padded with foam. The bottom section of the box has been fitted with a raised platform covered with PVC with spray flocking on the top surface. The platform is specially shaped and fitted to contain three bottles of perfume. The box is opened and closed by means of a textile tassel pull.

The applicable subheading for the perfume box of textile man-made materials will be 4202.92.9026, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for trunks, suitcases...; traveling bags..., jewelry boxes and similar containers, with outer surface of textile materials, other, other, other, of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 19 percent ad valorem.

The perfume box falls within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of 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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