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NY N013489

July 12, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Yi Shu
Holloway Sportswear
425 West Park Drive
Grovetown, GA 30813

RE: The tariff classification of a duffle bag from China

Dear Ms. Shu:

In your letter dated June 20, 2007, you requested a classification ruling. Your sample will be returned to you.

The sample submitted is identified as “Tournament Tri-Color Large Duffle,” style 9412. It is constructed with an outer surface of man-made textile material. The bag is designed to provide storage, organization, protection, and portability for clothing and other personal effects during travel. The bag features one interior compartment with a zippered pocket on the back wall. The exterior has a zippered front pocket and two zippered side pockets. It has a top zippered opening and two carrying handles. It 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 19.25” (W) x 12.5” (H) x 10” (D).

The applicable subheading for the duffle bag 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 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 With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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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