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NY G81957

October 6, 2000

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 G81957


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.1500

Ms. Kristy M. Mach
E. Besler & Co.
P.O Box 66361
Chicago, IL 60666-0361

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

Dear Ms. Mach:

In your letter dated September 15, 2000, on behalf of Bi-Rite Corporation, you requested a classification ruling for a cosmetic purse.

The sample submitted is identified as style W0515. The item is a cosmetic purse manufactured with an exterior surface of 100 percent cotton designed to contain toiletries and small personal effects during travel. The interior is unlined with no additional features. It measures approximately 6”(W) x 4 ½”(H) and it is secured by means of a top zippered closure. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for W0515 will be 4202.92.1500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, of vegetable fibers and not of pile or tufted construction, of cotton. The duty rate will be 6.7 percent ad valorem.

HTS 4202.92.1500 falls within textile category designation 369. 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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