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NY E88616

October 26, 1999



TARIFF NO.: 4202.22.6000

Ms. Sandra Kobs
N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051

RE: The tariff classification of a handbag from China.

Dear Ms. Kobs:

In your letter dated October 11.th, 1999, you requested a classification ruling for a handbag from China.

The sample submitted with your request is identified as style #LM1351A/B. The item is a handbag designed to carry money, keys, and small accessories on a daily basis. The bag measures approximately 8" in height by 8 3/4" in width by a 2 7/8" gusset and has an exterior surface of textile materials comprised of 25% flax, 31.2% rayon, and 43.8% jute fibers. The interior of the bag consists of a lined, single compartment. The top opening of the bag is secured by means of a full-length zippered closure and a shoulder strap is permanently attached to the bag. A zippered coin purse is packed for retail with the handbag. Pursuant to GRI 3(b), the items are considered a set: both share the common purpose of organizing, storing, protecting, and carrying items placed therein.

The applicable subheading for style LM1351A/B will be 4202.22.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for handbags, whether or not with shoulder strapwith outer surface of textile materials, other, of vegetable fibers and not of pile or tufted construction, other. The duty rate will be 6.1% ad valorem.

Items classifiable under HTS subheading 4202.22.6000 fall within textile category designation 871. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are subject to the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories and their quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the U.S. Customs Service Textile Status Report, an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available at the Customs Web site at www.customs.gov. In addition, 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 and should also be verified at the time of shipment.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

Your sample is being returned as requested.

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 212-637-7091.


Robert B. Swierupski

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