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NY N020338

December 7, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Sherri LaGood
Oak Patch Gifts, LLC
1050 Owen Loop South
Eugene, OR 97402

RE: The tariff classification of a child’s novelty duffle bag from China

Dear Ms. LaGood:

In your letter dated November 20, 2007 you requested a classification ruling. The sample which you submitted is being returned as requested.

The sample submitted is a child’s novelty duffle bag. A style number was not provided. The duffle bag is constructed with an outer surface of plush man-made textile material. The bag is designed to provide storage, portability, organization, and protection to a child’s personal effects during travel. It features a single, lined storage compartment with a top zippered closure, and two carrying straps. It is designed and shaped to resemble a duck. The bag measures approximately 13” (W) x 6” (D) x 14” (H).

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 With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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