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NY L83512

April 7, 2005

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 L83512


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Mr. Bernie Losekamp - CHB
Norman G. Jensen, Inc.
1915 Dove Street
Port Huron, MI 48060-6767

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

Dear Mr. Losekamp:

In your letter dated March 9, 2005, on behalf of Kobe Sportswear, you requested a classification ruling for a duffel bag.

A sample of Model # SB-60020 has been submitted. The item is a duffel bag designed to contain personal effects and clothing during travel. It is manufactured of 100% polyester man-made fiber textile material. It measures approximately 22”(L) x 13”(H) x 10”(D). The bag features a top zippered closure; double webbed carrying handles, removable shoulder strap and a detachable zippered front pocket.

The applicable subheading for the duffel 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 17.6 percent ad valorem.

HTS 4202.92.3031 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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