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NY N025633

April 14, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3031

Kristen Clines
Phoenix International Freight Services
1512 Interstate Drive
Erlanger, KY 41018

RE: The tariff classification of a wine tote bag from China

Dear Ms. Clines:

In your letter dated April 1, 2008 on behalf of Display Specialties, you requested a classification ruling. Your sample is being returned to you.

A style number has not been provided. The item is a shopping-style tote bag constructed with an outer surface of non-woven polypropylene textile material. The bag has an open top and double carrying handles. The interior is divided into six sections for individual wine bottles. The shopping bag is of durable construction and capable of repetitive use. It measures approximately 10” (W) x 11” (H) x 6.5” (D).

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 With the exception of certain products of China, quota/visa requirements are no longer applicable for merchandise which is the product of World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.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