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NY L87799

September 29, 2005

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 L87799


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.9036

Mr. Rini Saha, President
Corona International, LLC
7418 Mapleleaf Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43235

RE: The tariff classification of a wine bottle bag from India.

Dear Mr. Saha:

In your letter dated September 23, 2005, you requested a classification ruling for a wine bottle bag.

The sample submitted is identified as item BRD-04. The item is a carrying bag sized to contain a wine bottle and measures approximately 15”(H) x 5 ½”(W) x 4”(D). It is manufactured with an exterior surface of 100% jute textile material with double carrying handles and an unsecured top opening. You have stated that although the sample submitted features two braided rope-like carrying straps, the sample being imported will be identical except that the carrying handles will be of (cane) wood.

The applicable subheading for the wine bottle bag will be 4202.92.9036, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides in part, for other bags and containers, with outer of textile materials, other, other. The duty rate will be 17.6 percent ad valorem.

HTS 4202.92.9036 falls within textile category designation 870. 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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