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NY L84265

April 22, 2005

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:N3:351 L84265


TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889, 4202.92.9026

Saralee Antrim-Saizan
Customs Compliance Administrator
Carmichael International Service
533 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90026-5097

RE: The tariff classification of an ammunition belt and an ammunition case from China

Dear Ms. Antrim-Saizan:

In your letter dated April 12, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of HYI Hawe Yue, of Covina, California.

The first submitted sample is identified as Model FS-060 “No Flight Zone.” It is an ammunition/gun shell belt that is constructed of nylon fabric covered neoprene in a camouflage print. It is designed to hold 25 rounds in individual slots spaced along 29 inches of neoprene. Stitched onto either end are two 2” webbed straps measuring 15” in length and ending in plastic buckles. You indicate that the item is worn around the waist or hips so that ammunition is easily accessible while hunting.

The applicable subheading for the Model FS-060 “No Flight Zone” ammunition belt will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up textile articles, other. The rate of duty will be 7 percent ad valorem.

The other submitted sample is identified as Model FS-070 “Loaded Transporter.” Also constructed of nylon fabric covered neoprene in a “camo” print, it is a case that is designed to hold 24 rounds in individual slots spaced along two sides. The case measures 13” x 5”. There is a zippered center compartment. It has two spring clips on the upper edge and two D-rings on the bottom that you state are intended for wader adaptation.

The applicable subheading for the Model FS-070 “Loaded Transporter” ammunition case will be 4202.92.9026, HTS, which provides for trunks, suitcasesholsters, and similar containers, other, other, of man-made fibers. The rate of duty 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 Mitchel Bayer at 646-733-3102.


Robert B. Swierupski

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