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NY D82051

September 10, 1998

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:115 D82051


TARIFF NO.: 7326.20.0050

Mr. Robert Schlipper
GPO Box 11464
Hong Kong

RE: The tariff classification of a stainless steel cable "Net" used to enclose luggage such as a backpack from China.

Dear Mr. Schlipper:

In your letter of August 29, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Illustrations and a description of the item along with a sample were submitted. The "Net" includes a stainless steel draw cable, used to pull it tight and a keyed padlock to secure the "Net". A nylon storage bag for storing and carrying the "Net" is included.

In May of 1998, you submitted a similar item that was answered by the Customs Service from the Port of Champlain, ruling number C88222. The wire net was held to be an article of steel wire and the bag was held to be separately classified and subject to quota and visa requirements.

In your latest request for classification you state that the bag has been redesigned so that it is specifically designed to carry the "Net" and is a dedicated container.

The National Import Specialist for travel bags and cases has examined the item and is of the opinion that the "Net" is packaged in the black fitted bag and is subject to the rules of the General Rules of Interpretation number 5.

GRI 5 states that "Camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, drawing instrument cases, necklace cases and similar containers, specially shaped or fitted to contain a specific article or set of articles, suitable for long term use and entered with the articles for which they are intended, shall be classified with such articles when of a kind normally sold therewith. This rule does not, however, apply to containers which give the whole its essential character.

The applicable subheading for the wire cable steel net with nylon carrying bag will be 7326.20.0050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United Stat(HTS), which provides for Articles of iron or steel wire... Other. The rate of duty will be 4.3% ad valorem.

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 Melvyn Birnbaum at 212-466-5487.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity

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