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NY L89845

February 6, 2006

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:N3:341 L89845


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Ms. Nicole M Roumeliote
330 Townsend Street suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107

RE: The tariff classification of ‘ a “Shower Tote” from China

Dear Ms Roumeliote:

In your letter dated December 16, 2005 you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is identified as item number WSC01013 (UPC 72974 00263 8) “Shower Tote”. The item is an open top tote bag with double self-material handles. The bag has one center storage area and six exterior pockets. The bag is intended to carry sundry toiletries and bath preparations and is designed so that it may be carried into the shower. The sample will be returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the “Shower Tote”, item WSC010113 will be 4202.92.3031, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides, in part, for toiletry bags, travel, sport and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 17.6 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/.

Tariff number 4202.92.3031 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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