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NY J80346

January 24, 2003

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 J80346


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Ms. Dana L. Bounds
UPS Freight Services, Inc.
1600 Genessee, Suite 450
Kansas City, MO 64102

RE: The tariff classification of a shopper tote from China.

Dear Ms. Bounds:

In your letter dated January 17, 2003, on behalf of Midwest Quality Glove, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling for a shopper tote.

A sample of style number 21 has been submitted. The item is a double handle tote bag designed to contain personal effects on a daily basis. You have stated that the intended use for the bag will be to contain gardening tools and supplies. The bag is manufactured of 100% nylon mesh man-made fiber textile material. The interior features a single, unlined compartment with no additional features. The tote measures approximately 13”(W) x 14 ½”(H) with 6 ½” gussets. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for Style 21 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 rate of duty will be 17.8 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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