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NY M85106





August 10, 2006

CLA-2-:RR:NC:N3:341 M85106

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.9026; 4202.92.3031; 4202.92.9060

Ms. Bonnie Gentile
PGA International, Inc.
P.O. Box 2989
Bellaire, TX 77402

RE: The tariff classification of carrying bags from China

Dear Ms. Gentile:

In your letter dated July 11, 2006, you requested a classification ruling.

You state that your company imports these in-flight bags for a major airline. The bags are used to by flight personnel to service the customers.

Style RLLB, which you refer to as the “Continental Blankets Linen Laundry Bag,” is a duffle bag wholly made up of polyester textile fabric. It measures approximately 30” (W) x 24” (H) x 13” D. It features one main storage compartment with a top zippered opening and two top carrying handles.

The applicable subheading for style RLLB will be 4202.92.3031, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of man-made fibers, other. The duty rate will be 17.6% ad valorem.

Style 81212, which you refer to as the “Continental Business First Headset,” is carrying bag with an exterior of polyester textile fabric. It measures approximately 14” (W) x 15” (H) x 7” (D). It features one main storage compartment with a top zippered opening and two top carrying handles.

Style 81337, which you refer to as the “International In-flight Customer Kit,” is a carrying bag with an exterior of polyester textile fabric. It measures approximately 14” (W) x 15” (H) x 10” (D). It features two top carrying handles, one main storage compartment with plastic inserts, and a zippered opening on three sides.

The applicable subheading for style 81212 and style 81337 will be 4202.92.9026, HTSUS, which provides for other containers and cases, other, with outer surface of textile materials, of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 17.6% ad valorem.

Style 81342, which your refer to as “In-flight Customer Kit-Clear,” is a carrying bag with an exterior of polyvinylchloride (PVC). It measures approximately 16” (W) x 11 (H) x 5.5” (D). It features two top carrying handles, one main storage compartment with plastic inserts, and a zippered opening on three sides.

Style 81343, which you refer to “clear Electronic Headset bag,” is a carrying bag with an exterior of polyvinylchloride (PVC). It measures 12” (W) x 15” (H) x 10” (D). It features two top carrying handles, one main storage compartment, and a zippered opening on three sides.

The applicable subheading for style 81342 and style 81343 will be 4202.92.9060, HTSUS, which provides, in part, for other bags and containers, with outer surface of textile materials or of a sheeting of plastic, other. The rate of duty will be 17.6% 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 numbers 4202.92.9026 and 4202.92.3031 fall 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 www.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 341 at 646-733-3041.

Sincerely,

Robert B. Swierupski
Director,

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