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NY G85821

January 29, 2001

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:N3:341 G85821


TARIFF NO.: 4202.22.8050; 4202.92.3031

Ms. Jennifer M. Horner
175 Beal Street
Hingham, MA 02043

RE: The tariff classification of handbags and travel tote from China.

Dear Ms. Horner:

In your letter dated January 22, 2001, you requested a ruling on tariff classification.

The samples submitted with your request are handbags and a travel tote manufactured of 100% nylon textile material and are identified as style numbers 14061543, 14061544, 14061546, 14061549. The interior of each is lined and has a pocket(s). The top opening of each is secured by a zippered closure. (Style 14061549 is also secured by means of center snaps). A permanently attached shoulder strap(s) is attached to each bag. Styles 14061543, 14061546 and 14061549 are designed to contain articles of a kind normally carried in a handbag. Style 14061544 is designed to contain other bulk articles in addition to those normally carried in a handbag.

The applicable subheading for styles 14061543, 14061546 and 14061549 will be 4202.22.8050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for handbags, whether or not with shoulder strapof textile materials, with outer surface of textile of man-made fibers. The general rate of duty will be 18.3 percent ad valorem. The applicable subheading for style 14061544 will be 4202.92.3031, HTS, which provides for travel, sport and similar bags , of textile materials, with outer surface of textile materials of man-made fibers.

These products fall within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are currently 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).

Your samples are being returned as requested.

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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