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NY G85600

December 29, 2000



TARIFF NO.: 4202.12.8070

Mr. Stephen Wong
Oceanland Service Inc.
P.O. Box 1249
8054 E. Garvey Ave., #200
Rosemead, CA 91770

RE: The tariff classification of a train case from China.

Dear Mr. Wong:

In your letter dated December 19th, 2000, on behalf of Intercon Merchandising Source Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The sample submitted with your request is a train case identified by UPC code 3253165161. The train case has imitation leather sides and trim. The front and rear exterior panels have imitation leopard skin pile fabric, which covers almost the total surface area of the front and rear exterior. The essential character of the train case is imparted by the textile material. The interior is lined and has a mirror attached to the top interior lid. The case is secured by a trunk lock closure.

The applicable subheading for the train case (UPC code 3253165161) will be 4202.12.8070, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for trunks, suitcases, vanity casesof man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 18.6% ad valorem in the year 2000 and 18.3% ad valorem in the year 2001.

Items classifiable under HTS subheading 4202.12.8070 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 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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