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NY L87194

September 15, 2005

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 L87194


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.9026

Ms. JoAnne Meintzer
Western Overseas Corporation
406 Elmwood Court
Sharon Hill, PA 19079

RE: The tariff classification of an Ipod Carrying Case from China.

Dear Ms. Meintzer:

In your letter dated September 1, 2005, on behalf of Computer Expressions, Inc., you requested a classification ruling for an Ipod Carrying Case.

The sample submitted is not identified by style number. The item is a plush novelty carrying case for an Ipod or similar device. It is wholly of man-made fiber textile materials. The case has a zippered change pocket and is made up to resemble a cat’s face. It measures approximately 5 ½”(H) x 3 ½”(W) x 2”(D). Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the Ipod Carrying Case will be 4202.92.9026, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides in part, for other bags and containers, with outer surface of textile materials, 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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