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NY M82940

May 1, 2006

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:N3:351 M82940


TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889

Geri Davidson
The Container Store
500 Freeport Parkway
Coppell, TX 75019

RE: The tariff classification of a file box from China

Dear Ms. Davidson:

In your letter dated April 14, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is identified as Item #C16X-B (13” Twin File Box). It is an open-top cube that measures approximately 13”H x 13”W x 13”D. You indicate that it is constructed of a 300D polyester woven fabric and polypropylene non-woven fabric exterior. Two of the opposite sides and the base of the box are made of cardboard. The item features two plastic bars that support its top and two exterior fabric handles. You state that the function of the box is to serve as a hanging file. There is no indication that it is meant to be used on the floor.

The applicable subheading for the file box will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other made up textile articles, other. The rate of duty will be 7% 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 Mitchel Bayer at 646-733-3102.


Robert B. Swierupski

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