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NY L84970

June 14, 2005

CLA-2-76:RR:NC:N1:113 L84970


TARIFF NO.: 7616.99.5090

Mr. Andrew Krumholz
268 Bush Street, #2812
San Francisco, CA 94104

RE: The tariff classification of handbags from Brazil

Dear Mr. Krumholz:

In your letter dated May 8, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The samples you provided are handbags made of aluminum pull-tabs. The handbags consist of an outside shell that is created using thread to crochet aluminum pull-tabs together. It is a handicraft item made by women’s cooperatives.

The applicable subheading for the handbags will be 7616.99.5090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other articles of aluminum, other. The rate of duty will be 2.5 percent ad valorem.

Articles classifiable under subheading 7616.99.5090, HTS, which are products of Brazil are currently entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations. The GSP, however, is subject to modification and periodic suspension, which may affect the status of your transaction at the time of entry for consumption or withdrawal from warehouse. To obtain current information on GSP, check our Web site at www.cbp.gov and search for the term "GSP".

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 James Smyth at 646-733-3018.


Robert B. Swierupski

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