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NY N024888

March 28, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.4500

Annette Diamond
Liz Claiborne, Inc.
Two Liz Claiborne Avenue
Bldg HQ2 7th Floor
North Bergen, NJ 07047

RE: The tariff classification of tote bag from China

Dear Ms. Diamond:

In your letter dated March 14, 2008 you requested a tariff classification ruling. The sample which you submitted is being returned as requested.

Style AX457 is a tote bag constructed with an outer surface of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic sheeting. The bag is designed to provide storage, protection, portability, and organization to clothing and other personal effects during travel. It has a main textile-lined interior compartment with a zippered sidewall pocket. The bag has double shoulder handles and a magnetic closure. It measures approximately 16” (W) x 14’ (H) x 4.25” (D).

The applicable subheading for the tote bag will be 4202.92.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for travel, sport, and similar bags, with outer surface of plastic sheeting material, other. The rate of duty will be 20 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/.

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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