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NY L84960

May 31, 2005

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 L84960


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.9026

Ms. Joyce E. Jones
Blockware, Inc.
3901 Gantz Road
Grove City, OH 43123

RE: The tariff classification of a jewelry box from China.

Dear Ms. Jones:

In your letter dated May 9, 2005, you requested a classification ruling for a jewelry box.

The sample submitted is identified as SKU #TBL01020. The item is a lidded compartmented container designed and used for the storage, protection and organization of jewelry and similar goods. It is manufactured with an exterior surface of quilted man-made fiber textile material. The jewelry box measures approximately 5” x 5” x 2 ¾”. Your sample is being returned as requested.

In your letter you suggested classification under subheading 6307.90.9889, HTSUSA, which provides for other made up articles of textile, other. However, the jewelry box is of a kind eo nomine provided for in HTS 4202, and is more specifically provided for in that heading. Such goods are excluded from heading 6307 by legal note.

The applicable subheading for the jewelry box will be 4202.92.9026, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for trunks, suitcases jewelry boxes and similar containers, 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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