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NY D80259

July 28, 1998

CLA-2-42:RI:130:DJP:G25 D80259


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Ms. Kristen Gibson
Bath Body Works
7 Limited Parkway East
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

RE: The tariff classification of TOTE BAGS from China

Dear Ms.Gibson:

In your letter dated July 13, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample submitted with your request, style #602529, is a tote bag approximately 13" x 12" x 6". The bag has an undivided PVC interior, a metal snap top closure and two shoulder straps. The outer surface is 100% woven polyester with decorative stitching and several sequins on one side and 100% woven acetate on the other. No sample of style #602530 was received. Your letter indicates that style #602530 is the same as the sample received except for color.

The applicable subheading for the tote bags will be 4202.92.3031, 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 man made fibers, other. The rate of duty will be 19 percent ad valorem.

These bags fall 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 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 Barrette
Service/Area Port Director,

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