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NY N018721

November 7, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.1500, 6307.90.9889

Lyn Antunes
Norman Krieger, Inc.
921 West Artesia Blvd
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

RE: The tariff classification of a tote bag and laundry bag from China

Dear Ms. Antunes:

In your letter dated October 16, 2007, on behalf of Marketing Innovations, you requested a classification ruling. The samples which you submitted are being retained by this office.

The sample submitted is identified as style FS-06C07/1H. It is a double handle tote bag constructed with an outer surface of cotton textile material. The tote bag is designed to provide storage, organization, protection, and portability for clothing and other personal effects during travel. It has a textile lined storage compartment with a zippered pocket on one side and an open pocket on the other. The bag also has an open top which is secured with both a magnet and a metal carabineer. It measures approximately 20” (W) x 13.5” (H) x 7.25” (D).

The sample submitted is identified as style ST-05C012/CH. It is a laundry bag constructed of a 100 percent cotton woven fabric. The top opening of the bag features a drawstring closure. The front exterior of the bag is embellished with embroidery of shirts, shorts, socks , a laundry line and the words “wash me” and “beauticontrol”. It measures approximately 17” (W) x 22” (L).

The applicable subheading for the tote bag will be 4202.92.1500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, of vegetable fibers and not of pile or tufted construction, of cotton. The duty rate will be 6.3 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the laundry bag will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other made up textile articles, other. The rate of duty will be 7% 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 4202.92.1500 falls within textile category 369. With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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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