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NY D81164

August 31, 1998

CLA-2-42:K:TC:B6:G21 D81164


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

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

RE: The tariff classification of a lingerie bag from China.

Dear Ms. Gibson:

In your letter dated August 7, 1998, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample, style #602566-Satin Roll Up Lingerie Bag, is composed of 100% polyester woven fabric. It measures approximately 12 wide x 10 high. This lingerie bag folds open and has a middle compartment with PVC lining and a zipper closure. There is a separate pocket on the bottom section of the bag which has no closure. A satin ribbon is used to tie the bag closed. Your sample will be returned to you as requested.

The applicable subheading for the satin roll up lingerie bag, style #602566, will be 4202.92.3031, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSUSA), which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of man-made fibers, other. The duty rate will be 19% ad valorem.

Items classifiable under 4202.92.3031 fall within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to quota and visa requirements.

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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