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NY I81458

May 16, 2002

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 I81458


TARIFF NO.: 4202.19.0000

Ms. Andrea Holtan
Costco Wholesale
999 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027

RE: The tariff classification of a metal trunk from China.

Dear Ms. Holtan:

In your letter dated May 8, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling for a metal trunk.

The sample submitted is not identified by style number. The item is a trunk measuring approximately 22”(W) x 14 ½”(H) x 10 ½”(D). It is manufactured with an exterior surface of aluminum with reinforcement on its corners. The interior features a single, unlined compartment with no additional features. The trunk features a top carrying handle, side grips and a hinged lid. It is secured by means of metal latch closures. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the trunk will be 4202.19.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for trunks, suitcases, vanity cases and similar containers, other. The rate of duty will be 20 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 646-733-3041.


Robert B. Swierupski

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