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NY I85970

September 19, 2002



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Ms. Rebecca Bowers
Syndicate Sales, Inc.
2025 N. Wabash St.
P.O. Box 756
Kokomo, IN 46903-0756

RE: The tariff classification of drawstring bag from China and/or Mexico.

Dear Ms. Bowers:

In your letter dated July 8, 2002, you requested a classification ruling for a drawstring bag.

The sample submitted is not identified by style number. The item is a rayon satin drawstring bag designed to provide storage, protection and organization for personal effects. It measures approximately 11” x 10 ½”.

The applicable subheading for the drawstring bag will be 4202.92.3031, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of man-made fibers, other. The duty rate will be 18.1 percent ad valorem.

HTS 4202.92.3031 falls within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Mexico are subject to quota.

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 646-733-3041.


Robert B. Swierupski

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