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NY D82557

October 8, 1998

CLA-2-42:G32 D82557


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Ms. Ludene Murphree
Gap, Inc.
One Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

RE: The tariff classification of a Tote Bag and Coin Purse from China

Dear Ms. Murphree:

In your letter dated September 16, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Style 545636, is a composite of a tote bag and coin purse. The prospective import will be classified of the component which gives it its essential character. The tote bag imparts the essential character. The bag measures approximately 7 3/4 inches in height x 10 1/4 inches in length and 4 inches deep and is composed of 100% clear nylon mesh. There are two ribbon handles and three embroidered chicks across the front. In addition, there is a key ring coin purse attached to the handle of the tote bag by the metal key ring. The embroidered chick design is carried over to the coin purse.

Please be advised that your sample will be returned to the above address.

The applicable subheading for the tote bag and coin purse 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, of man-made fibers, other. The rate of duty will be 19 percent 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 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.


Port Director

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