Ms. Linda Hamanaka
Ken Hamanaka Co., Inc.
5777 W. Century Blvd. - Suite 760
Los Angeles, CA 90045
RE: The tariff classification of a waist bag containing water
bottles and biking accessories from Taiwan.
Dear Ms. Hamanaka:
In your letter dated March 16, 1993, on behalf of Allied
International, you requested a tariff classification ruling on a
waist bag containing water bottles and biking accessories.
The sample submitted, model #39915, described as a "Bike Bag
and Tool Set", is a waist bag constructed of 1000D cordura nylon
designed to contain the following items.
1. 2- travel type water bottles constructed of plastic.
2. 4- braided mini stretch cords composed of textile man-
3. A tire patch kit (containing small tube patches,
buffer, and cement).
4. 3- tire changing tools made completely of plastic.
5. A nonadjustable spoke wrench made of steel.
6. A nonadjustable ball wrench made of steel.
The applicable subheading for the waist bag constructed of
1000D cordura nylon will be 4202.92.3030, Harmonized Tariff
Schedule of the United States (HTS), 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 20
percent ad valorem.
Items classifiable under 4202.92.3030 fall within textile
category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade
agreements, products of Taiwan are subject to visa requirements
and quota restraints.
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, 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.
The applicable subheading for Item #1, the travel type water
bottles of plastic, will be 3923.30.0090, HTS, which provides for
Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics...
Carboys, bottles, flasks and similar articles, other. The duty
rate will be 3 percent ad valorem.
The question of classification for Item #2, the mini stretch
cords, is being referred to the Office of Regulations and
Rulings, U.S. Customs Service Headquarters, 1301 Constitution
Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20229. A ruling will be issued to
you from that office.
Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to
give a classification ruling on Item #3, the tire patch kit
(containing small tube patches, buffers and cement). Your
request for a classification ruling should include for the tube
patches, identification of the component material. If rubber,
indicate the name of the specific type of rubber and whether
vulcanized or unvulcanized. Once you determine the above
information regarding the tire patch kit, we recommend you submit
the entire patch kit to the Office of Regulations and Rulings,
U.S. Customs Service Headquarters, at the above address, for
The applicable subheading for Item #4, the tire changing
tools made completely of plastic, will be 3926.90.9590, HTS,
which provides for Other articles of plastics, other. The duty
rate will be 5.3 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for Items #5 and #6, the
nonadjustable spoke wrench and ball wrench of steel, will be
8204.11.0060, HTS, which provides for Hand-operated spanners and
wrenches, and parts thereof: Nonadjustable, and parts thereof...
Other (including parts). The duty rate will be 9 percent ad
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