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NY D83789

November 12, 1998

CLA-2-42:1B:CO:G07 D83789


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.4500

Mr. Edward J. Murray
Paris Presents, Incorporated
3800 Swanson Court
Gurnee, Illinois 60031-1261

RE: The tariff classification of a backpack and a cosmetic bag from China

Dear Mr. Murray:

In your letter dated September 28, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Two samples were submitted for our examination.

The submitted samples, #98-304 is a backpack and #98-373B is a cosmetic bag. The backpack measures approximately 12 x 7 x 4 inches with a braided drawstring closure and two straps which allow carriage on the back. It has a zipper around the circumference of the bag. When opened, an interior cavity provides a terry lined compartment.

The cosmetic bag measures approximately 5« x 3¬ x 7 inches. It has one main compartment, a zippered top closure and a single handle. The outer surface of both items is clear polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Your samples are herein returned.

The applicable subheading for the backpack (#98-304) and the cosmetic bag (#98-373B) will be 4202.92.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: Travel, sports and similar bags: With outer surface of sheeting of plastic or of textile materials: 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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