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NY F80134

December 3, 1999



TARIFF NO.: 4202.22.8050; 4202.22.1500

Mr. Patrick Pascarella
Viking Air Freight
486 Sunrise Highway
Rockville Center, NY 11570

RE: Amendment to NY ruling E88073.

Dear Mr. Pascarella:

In your letter dated November 3rd, 1999, on behalf of Presidio International Inc., you requested an amendment of classification ruling NY E88073, which was issued to you on October 13, 1999 from this office. You have brought to our attention that the wrong style number was indicated on your original request.

The correct style number is N5BA011, rather than N5BA012 as stated in the ruling. All other information in the original letter remains the same.

In your letter dated September 24th, 1999, you requested a classification ruling for handbags from China.

The samples submitted with your request are handbags designed to carry money, keys, and small accessories on a daily basis. Style #N5BA007 is a double handle handbag of nylon mesh textile material. The interior of the bag consists of two unlined side compartments separated by a zippered middle compartment. The top opening of the bag is not secured by a closure. The bag measures approximately 9 1/2" in width by 7 1/2" in height by a 3" gusset. Style #N5BA011 is constructed of a textile fabric coated on the exterior surface with a sheeting of plastic. An adjustable shoulder strap is permanently attached to the bag. The interior of the bag consists of a lined central compartment with a back wall zippered pocket and a zippered, gusseted auxiliary compartment. The auxiliary compartment consists of two compartments with back wall open mesh pockets and a zippered middle compartment. An open pocket is incorporated on the front exterior of the bag and there is a pouch with a hook and loop closure on each exterior side of the bag. The bag measures approximately 14" in width by 7 1/2" in height by a 4 1/2" gusset.

The applicable subheading for style #N5BA007 will be 4202.22.8050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for handbags, whether or not with shoulder strapwith outer surface of textile materials, other, other, other, of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 18.8% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for style #N5BA011 will be 4202.22.1500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for handbags, whether or not with shoulder strapwith outer surface of sheeting of plastic. The duty rate will be 18% ad valorem.

Items classifiable under HTS subheading 4202.22.8050 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 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).

A copy of this supplement and the original ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the port this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Robert B. Swierupski

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