Mr. Alan Siegal
Genghis Khan Freight Service, Inc.
161-15 Rockaway Blvd.
Jamaica, N. Y. 11434
RE: The tariff classification of a sequined waist bag from India
and a textile carrying bag from China.
Dear Mr. Siegal:
In your letter dated January 31, 1991, on behalf of
Barganza, Inc., you requested a classification ruling on a
sequined waist bag and a textile carrying bag.
You have submitted two samples with your request. Style
#18252 is a sequined waist bag with a zipper closure and an
adjustable belt with a plastic snap buckle.
Style #71310 is a textile rucksack-type carrying bag with a
drawstring closure. The front panel is fully covered with
sequins while the bottom, sides and back, as well as the straps,
are of textile.
Your samples are being returned as you requested.
The applicable subheading for the sequined waist bag will be
3926.90.3500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for beads, bugles and spangles, not strung
(except temporarily) and not set; articles thereof, not elsewhere
specified or included: other. The duty rate will be 6.6% ad
Articles classifiable under subheading 3926.90.3500, HTS,
which are products of India are entitled to duty free treatment
under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) upon compliance
with all applicable regulations.
The applicable subheading for the rucksack-type carrying bag
will be 4202.22.4500, HTS, which provides for handbags, whether
or not with shoulder strap, including those without handle, with
outer surface of textile materials: other: other: of vegetable
fibers and not of pile or tufted construction: of cotton. The
duty rate will be 7.2% ad valorem.
Item number 4202.22.4500 falls within textile category
designation 369. Based upon international textile agreements,
products of China are subject to visa requirements and quota
The designated textile and apparel category 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