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NY M85392

August 17, 2006

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:N3:341 M85392


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Ms. Varsha Brown
The Sak
400 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

RE: The tariff classification of tote bags from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Brown:

In your letter dated August 1, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling on tote bags. Style numbers were not submitted. This office is retaining one of the tote bags as an official sample. The remaining four samples are being returned to you, as requested.

The five submitted samples are tote bags designed to contain clothing and other personal effects during travel. Each of the five tote bags is constructed with an exterior surface of man-made textile fabric. Each tote bag features one large storage compartment with a zippered closure, and several inside pouch pockets. Three of the totes feature one carrying handle. The remaining two feature two carrying handles.

The applicable subheading for the tote bags will be 4202.92.3031, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides, in part, for travel, sport, and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, of man-made fibers. 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/.

HTSUS 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 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.


Robert B. Swierupski

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