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NY D85011

December 7, 1998

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:341 D85011


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Ms. Phyllis Locklear
Imex Vinyl Packaging
5311 77 Center Drive
Suite #95
Charlotte, NC 28217-0751

RE: The tariff classification of a duffel bag of textile materials from China.

Dear Ms. Locklear:

In your letter dated November 20, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Your sample has ben destroyed upon examination and will not be returned as requested.

A sample of a duffel bag has been submitted. It is not identified by style number. The bag is manufactured of a non-woven fabric of polypropylene fibers. The bag measures 30 inches high and has a base diameter of approximately 17 inches. The top is closed by means of a cord and is secured by means of a cord lock. The bag is of a class or kind similar in design and utility to a duffel bag.

The applicable subheading for the duffel bag will be 4202.92.3031, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for travel, sport and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials of man-made fibers. The rate of duty will be 19 percent ad valorem.

Tariff number 4202.92.3031 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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