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NY I82152

June 7, 2002

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:3:341 I82152


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.1500

Irene Kwok
C/o Mr. Zakir Ally
Concept 3 LTD
12 W. 57th Street, 5th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10019

RE: The tariff classification of backpacks from China

Dear Ms. Kwok:

In your letter dated May 24th, 2002 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample submitted, identified as Style number C-71254C, is a backpack made of 100% cotton denim. The pack measures approximately 13”W x 17 ½”H x 4 ½”D. A three-sided zipper closure secures the bag. The lower front of the bag features a zippered pocket that measures approximately 10”W x 9 ½”H. On the bottoms of both sides of the item are open mesh pockets that measure approximately 3”W x 6”H. Two adjustable carrying straps are on the back of the pack. A soft carrying handle is on the top of the pack. The interior of the item is lined and a zippered pouch is attached to it.

The applicable subheading for the backpack will be 4202.92.1500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for travel, sport, and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, of vegetable fibers and not of pile or tufted construction, of cotton. The rate of duty will be 6.5 per cent ad valorem.

You have asked whether this product is subject to antidumping duties or countervailing duties. A list of AD/CVD proceedings at the Department of Commerce (DOC) and their product coverage can be obtained from the DOC website at: http://ia.ita.doc.gov, or you may write to them at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Antidumping Compliance, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20230. Written decisions regarding the scope of AD/CVD orders are issued by the Import Administration in the Department of Commerce and are separate from tariff classification and origin rulings issued by Customs.

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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