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NY D82704

October 20, 1998

CLA-2-42:1B:CO:G07 D82704


TARIFF NO.: 4202.90.9060

Mr. Tim Parsons
Parsons Trading
5 Thunderbird Drive
Novato, California 94949-5883

RE: The tariff classification of a beverage carrier from China

Dear Mr. Parsons:

In your letter dated August 21, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling. A sample was submitted for our examination.

The submitted sample, "Hydration Pack," is an article similar to a beverage bottle carrier. It measures approximately 16.5" x 6.5" x 1" with a zippered-secured top closure and straps which allow carriage on the back. The outer surface is stated to be 50% plastic and 50% manmade fibers. It is designed to carry a hydration pouch. Your sample is herein returned.

The applicable subheading for the hydration pack will be 4202.92.9060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: Trunks, suitcases, holsters and similar containers; with outer surface of sheeting of plastics; Other. The rate of duty will be 19% 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.


Jon A. Batt
Port Director

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