CLA-2-87:RR:NC:N1:101 M80150

Mr. William A. Helms
Vice President Schmidt, Pritchard & Co. Customhouse Brokers
9801 West Lawrence Avenue
Schiller Park, IL 60176

RE: The tariff classification of automobile accessories and a zippered organizer from China.

Dear Mr. Helms:

In your letter dated January 24, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The first item (your stock number sku #25080) is multi pocketed item which hangs over an automobile seat and is designed to hold assorted electronics and media.

The second item (your stock number sku # 25100) is a portable SUV/MINI VAN Organizer. It is Heavy-duty with convenient handles and features a zippered closure.

The third item (your stock number sku # 25110) is a container that fits in a trunk and has convenient handles. It has no zippered closure and no cover.

All three items are made of polypropylene.

The applicable subheading for the item numbers sku # 25080 and sku # 25110 will be 8708.99.8080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 8701 to 8705: Other parts and accessories: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 2.5 percent.

The applicable subheading for the item number sku # 25100 will be 4202.92.9026, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides, in part, for other containers and cases, with outer surface of textile materials or sheeting of plastic, other. The rate of duty will be 17.6 percent.

Tariff number 4202.92.9026 falls within textile category designation 670. Quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information as to whether quota and visa requirements apply to this merchandise, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” available at our web site at In addition, you will find current information on textile import quotas, textile safeguard actions and related issues at the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel, at

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

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 Robert DeSoucey at 646-733-3008.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity
Specialist Division