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NY L81530

December 28, 2004

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 L81530


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.9026

Ms. Maurine Cecil
American Shipping Company, Inc.
400 Oceangate, Suite 1106
Long Beach, CA 90802

RE: The tariff classification of a carrying case from China.

Dear Ms. Cecil:

In your letter dated December 10, 2004, on behalf of Delta Technical, you requested a classification ruling for a carrying case.

The sample submitted is identified as “Pages on the Go Mat”. No style number was submitted. The item is a carrying case specially fitted and designed to provide storage, protection, organization and portability for craft accessories. It is manufactured with an exterior surface of man-made fiber textile material. It measures approximately 14”(W) x 14”(H) in its close position. The case has a top carrying handle and it is secured by means of two flaps with hook and loop fasteners. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the carrying case will be 4202.92.9026, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides in part, for other bags and containers, with outer surface of textile materials, other, other, of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 17.6 percent ad valorem.

HTS, 4202.92.9026 falls within textile category designation 670. Quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information as to whether quota and visa requirements apply to this merchandise, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” available at our web site at www.cbp.gov. In addition, you will find current information on textile import quotas, textile safeguard actions and related issues at the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel, at otexa.ita.doc.gov.

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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