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August 14, 2001

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 H84417

CATEGORY: Classification

TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.9060

Mr. Tim Parsons

Parsons Trading

5 Thunderbird Drive

Novata, CA 94949-5883

RE: The tariff classification of a pet carrier from China.

Dear Mr. Parsons:

In your letter dated July 28, 2001, on behalf of P&T Designs, you requested a tariff classification ruling for a pet carrier.

The sample submitted, no style number indicated, described as a "Pet Cart", is a pet carrier manufactured of an exterior surface of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheeting. The bag has open PVC ventilation panels on three sides and top of the carrier. The item has a padded bottom and a textile zippered top closure. It is designed with wheels on the bottom to be pulled by means of a dog-leash type strap. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the dog carrier will be 4202.92.9060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for trunks, suitcases and similar containers, with outer surface of sheeting of plastic, other, other, other. The rate of duty will be 18.3 percent 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.

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