9609.90.8000; 4820.10.2020; 9503.60.2000
Ms. Wendy Pelletier
Kid In A Box
Box 1185, Station A
Prince George BC V2L 4V2
RE: The tariff classification of a carrying case with
accessories from China and/or Hong Kong.
Dear Ms Pelletier:
In your letter dated March 15, 1995, you requested a
classification ruling for a carrying case with accessories.
The sample submitted, identified as a "Lap Top Desk", is a
nylon carrying case for a lap top desk where kids can color,
draw, write, etc.. Included in the case is a lead pencil,
crayons, a memo pad and a toy puzzle pad. The case measures
approximately 13" x 11" with 3" gussets, and feature pouches on
either side providing for storage of materials and/or
accessories. The item is secured by means of double textile
zippered closures. You have indicated that the carrying case
with accessories will be imported together as a unit. However,
for classification purposes each item will stand on its own
You have also requested a classification ruling for the
carrying case if composed of cotton canvas fabric.
The applicable subheading for the carrying case of nylon
woven fabric will be 4202.92.9025, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of
the United States (HTS), which provides for trunks, suitcases...;
traveling bags... and similar containers, with outer surface of
textile materials, other, other, of man-made fibers. The duty
rate will be 19.8 percent ad valorem.
Items classifiable under 4202.92.9025 fall within textile
category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade
agreements products of China are subject to quota and the
requirement of a visa. Products of Hong Kong are subject to the
requirements of a visa.
The applicable subheading for the carrying case if composed
of cotton canvas fabric will be 4202.92.6000, HTS, which provides
for trunks, suitcases...; traveling bags... and similar
containers, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of
cotton. The duty rate will be 7.1 percent ad valorem.
Items classifiable under 4202.92.6000 fall within textile
category 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements
products of China are subject to quota and the requirement of a
visa. Products of Hong Kong are subject to the requirements of a
The applicable subheading for the pencil of lead will be
9609.10.0000, HTS, which provides for pencils and crayons, with
leads encased in a rigid sheath. The duty rate will be 14 cents
per gross plus 4.3 percent ad valorem.
Pencils from China may be subject to dumping. We suggest
you write to the following address for information concerning
Office of Antidumping Investigations
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th Street and Constitution Ave, N.W.
Washington, DC 20230
The applicable subheading for the crayons will be
9609.90.8000, HTS, which provides for pencils..., crayons, pencil
leads, pastels, drawing charcoals, writing and drawing chalks and
tailors' chalk, other. The duty rate will be 4.4 cents per gross
plus 2.7 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for the memo pad will be
4820.10.2020, HTS, which provides for memorandum pads, letter
pads and similar articles, of paper or paperboard. The duty rate
will be 3.6 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for the toy puzzle pad will be
9503.60.2000, HTS, which provides for puzzles and parts and
accessories thereof: other. The duty rate will be Free.
The designated textile and apparel categories may be
subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements
applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since
part categories are the result of international bilateral
agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and
changes, to obtain the most current information available, we
suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status
Report on Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal
issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for
inspection at your local Customs office.
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section
177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).
A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry
documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the
documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be
brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the
Jean F. Maguire
New York Seaport