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NY N011332

May 21, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Jeannine Greener
Eddie Bauer, Inc.
P.O. Box 97000
Redmond, WA 98073

RE: The tariff classification of duffle bag with storage bag from China

Dear Ms. Greener:

In your letter dated May 9, 2007, you requested a classification ruling. Your sample will be returned as requested.

The sample submitted is identified as a “duffle bag in a bag,” style 83723190. The duffle bag is designed to provide storage, organization, protection and portability for clothing and other personal effects during travel. It is manufactured with an exterior surface of 100% nylon textile material. The bag features one interior compartment and exterior pockets on the front and the side. It has a top zippered opening. The bag is designed to be carried by hand, or carried over the shoulder by means of a removable, adjustable shoulder strap. The duffle bag measures approximately 26” (W) x 14” (H) x 13” (D). It is imported with a protective storage bag.

The applicable subheading for style 83723190 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 rate of duty 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/.

HTSUS 4202.92.3031 falls within textile category 670. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries. Quota and visa requirements are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information on quota and visa requirements applicable to this merchandise, we suggest you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” which is available on our web site at www.cbp.gov. For current information regarding possible textile safeguard actions on goods from China and related issues, we refer you to the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel of the Department of Commerce 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 Vikki Lazaro at 646-733-3041.


Robert B. Swierupski

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