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NY F83634

March 10, 2000

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 F83634


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Ms. Irene Kwok
Concept 3 Limited
26/F., Tower A, Southmark
11 Yip Hing Street
Aberdeen, Hong Kong

RE: The tariff classification of a toiletry/cosmetic purse from China.

Dear Ms. Kwok:

In your letter dated February 23, 2000, you requested a classification ruling for a toiletry/cosmetic purse.

The sample submitted, identified as item C-50036-1, is a toiletry/cosmetic purse designed to contain toiletries and other small personal effects during travel. The bag is manufactured with an exterior surface of 100 percent nylon woven fabric with a heavy-duty vinyl interior lining. The purse measures approximately 10 ½”(W) x 5”(H) with 2” gussets. The article is secured by means of a zippered closure underneath a flap with a magnetic snap fastener.

The applicable subheading for the Item C-50036-1, the toiletry/cosmetic purse, will be 4202.92.3031, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of man-made fibers, other. The duty rate will be 18.6 percent ad valorem.

HTS 4202.92.3031 falls 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 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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