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NY L88086

January 6, 2006

CLA-2-39:RR:NC:SP:221 L88086


TARIFF NO.: 3923.29.0000

Mr. Robert Sidney
Paramount Labels & Bags, Inc.
150 Northwest 176th Street, #E
Miami, Florida 33169

RE: The tariff classification of plastic bags from China.

Dear Mr. Sidney:

In your letter dated October 5, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Three sample bags were provided with your letter. They are printed with store and product names, and are used to package and convey merchandise purchased at retail sale. The bags printed “Cute” and “Tiendas La Gran Via” have cutout handles, and are said to be composed of 80 percent polypropylene by weight and 20 percent polyethylene by weight. The bag printed “Marine” has plastic handles and is said to be composed of 100 percent polypropylene. The New York Customs and Border Protection laboratory analyzed the bag printed “Tiendas La Gran Via” and confirmed that polypropylene predominates by weight.

The applicable subheading for the plastic bags will be 3923.29.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics: sacks and bags (including cones): of other plastics. The rate of duty will be 3 percent ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

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 Joan Mazzola at 646-733-3023.


Robert B. Swierupski

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