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NY N014680

August 9, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.9036

Marlene Collins
Liz Claiborne, Inc.
One Claiborne Avenue
HQ2 7th Floor
North Bergen, NJ 07047

RE: The tariff classification of an iPod case from China

Dear Ms. Collins:

In your letter dated July 11, 2007, you requested a classification ruling. The sample which you submitted is being returned as requested.

The sample is identified as an iPod case, style number CS1531456C. It is constructed of 100% wool textile fiber. The item is a small handheld carrying case specially fitted, shaped and designed to provide storage, protection, and portability to an iPod device. It is knitted in the shape of a rat and has a tail that acts as a drawstring closure. It measures approximately 2.25” (W) x 6.25” (L).

The applicable subheading for the iPod case will be 4202.92.9036, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, (HTSUS), which provides for other containers and cases, of textile materials, other, 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 4202.92.9036 falls within textile category 870. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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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