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NY G80488

August 9, 2000

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 G80488


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Ms. Lydia Arce
Sterling Promotional Corp.
3010 Westchester Avenue
Purchase, NY 10577

RE: The tariff classification of a toiletry bag from Taiwan and/or Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Arce:

In your letter dated August 2, 2000, you requested a classification ruling for a toiletry bag.

The sample submitted is not identified by style number. The item is a toiletry bag designed to contain toiletries and other small personal effects during travel. The bag is manufactured of clear polyvinyl chloride (PVC) covered on the exterior with a sheer polyester fabric with vinyl trim. The interior is unlined with no additional features. The bag measures approximately 9 ½”(H) x 7”(L) with 3” gussets. It is secured by means of a top zippered closure. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the toiletry bag 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, 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 Taiwan and Hong Kong 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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