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NY L81974

January 28, 2005

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 L81974


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3020

Ms. Christina A. Hodgson
Foot Locker Corp.
3543 Simpson Ferry Rd.
Camp Hill, PA 17011

RE: The tariff classification of a sling bag from China.

Dear Ms. Hodgson:

In your letter dated January 19, 2005, you requested a classification ruling for a sling bag.

The sample submitted is identified as “Nylon Sling Bag”, style KA7TLCOL. The item is a sling bag designed to contain personal effects during travel. The bag features one shoulder strap, which allows the bag to be carrier over the shoulder or on the bag similar to a haversack. It is manufactured with an exterior surface of 100% nylon man-made textile material. It measures approximately 13”(W) x 17”(H) x 4 ½”(D). The item is secured by means of a full-width zippered closure on one side of the bag. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the sling bag will be 4202.92.3020, 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, backpacks. The duty rate will be 17.6 percent ad valorem.

HTS 4202.92.3020 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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