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NY G83571

October 26, 2000



TARIFF NO.: 4202.22.8080

Ms. Erica Quincey
Hill Grove, Swanmore
Southhampton, Hampshire, U.K.
S032 2PZ

RE: The tariff classification of a handbag from the U.K.

Dear Ms. Quincey:

In your letter dated October 16th, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample submitted with your request is a handbag that is manufactured wholly of knitted yarns of 100% wool. The interior of the bag consists of a single compartment with no additional features. Two self-material handles are sewn to the top of the bag. The top opening is not secured by a closure. A style number was not submitted with your request.

This handbag is subject to the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939.

The applicable subheading for the handbag of 100% wool will be 4202.22.8080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for handbags, whether or not with shoulder strapswith outer surface of textile materialsother. The rate of duty will be 18.6% ad valorem.

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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