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PD D87066
February 9, 1999

CLA-2-42:SE:C:D:G02 D87066


TARIFF NO.: 4202.91.0090

Ms. Mary E. Keller
A.W. Fenton Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 75029
Cincinnati, OH 45275-0029

RE: The tariff classification of a leather knife holster from China Dear Ms. Keller:

In your letter dated January 6, 1999, you requested the tariff classification for the ANACK Pro Industrial Knife Holster@ on behalf of your client, Nack Products USA, Ltd. of Cincinnati, OH. The holster is designed specifically to house the ANACK Knife,@ a type of utility knife.

The holster is constructed from a piece of leather cut, folded, and sewn to fit the shape of the ANACK Knife@ and measures 2 7/8" x 3/4" x 5 3/4" in maximum dimension. It features a metal spring clip on one side by which it can be attached to one=s belt or trousers. The other side features an oval hole measuring approximately 3/4" x 1 1/4".

The applicable subheading for the ANACK Pro Industrial Knife Holster@ will be 4202.91.0090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for trunks, suitcases...and similar containers, other, with outer surface of leather, of composition leather or of patent leather, other. The rate of duty will be 4.5 percent 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.


Artis M. Morgan, Jr.
Port Director

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