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Section VIII - Chapter 42
Articles of Leather; Saddlery and Harness; Travel Goods, Handbags and Similar Containers; Articles of Animal Gut (Other than Silkworm Gut)
Notes
1. For the purposes of this chapter, the term leather includes chamois (including combination chamois) leather, patent leather, patent laminated leather and metalized leather.
2. This chapter does not cover:
(a). Sterile surgical catgut or similar sterile suture materials (heading 3006);
(b). Articles of apparel or clothing accessories (except gloves, mittens and mitts), lined with furskin or artificial fur or to which furskin or artificial fur is attached on the outside, except as mere trimming (heading 4303 or 4304);
(c). Made up articles of netting (heading 5608);
(d). Articles of chapter 64;
(e). Headgear or parts thereof of chapter 65;
(f). Whips, riding-crops or other articles of heading 6602;
(g). Cuff-links, bracelets or other imitation jewelry (heading 7117);
(h). Fittings or trimmings for harness, such as stirrups, bits, horse brasses and buckles, separately shipped (generally section XV);
(ij). Strings, skins for drums or the like, or other parts of musical instruments (heading 9209);
(k). Articles of chapter 94 (for example, furniture, lamps and lighting fittings);
(l). Articles of chapter 95 (for example, toys, games and sports equipment); or
(m). Buttons, press-fasteners, snap-fasteners, press-studs, button molds or other parts of these articles, button blanks, of heading 9606.
3. (A). In addition to the provisions of note 2 above, heading 4202 does not cover:
(a). Bags made of sheeting of plastics, whether or not printed, with handles, not designed for prolonged use (heading 3923);
(b). Articles of plaiting materials (heading 4602);
(B). Articles of headings of 4202 and 4203 which have parts of precious metal or metal clad with precious metal, of natural or cultured pearls, of precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed) remain classified in those headings even if such parts constitute more than minor fittings or minor ornamentation, provided that these parts do not give the articles their essential character. If, on the other hand, the parts give the articles their essential character, the articles are to be clas sified in chapter 71.
4. For the purposes of heading 4203, the expression "articles of apparel and clothing accessories" applies, inter alia, to gloves, mittens and mitts (including those for sport or for protection), aprons and other protective clothing, braces, belts, bandoliers and wrist straps, but excluding watch straps (heading 9113).

Schedule B No. and Headings Commodity Description Unit of Quantity Second Quantity
42 Articles of Leather; Saddlery and Harness; Travel Goods, Handbags and Similar Containers; Articles of Catgut (Other than Silkworm Gut)
42.01 - Saddlery and harness for any animal (including traces, leads, knee pads, muzzles, saddle cloths, saddle bags, dog coats and the like), of any material:
4201.00.3000 - - Dog leashes, collars, muzzles, harnesses, and similar dog equipment X
4201.00.6000 - - Other X
42.02 - Trunks, suitcases, vanity cases, attach cases, briefcases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; traveling bags, insulated food or beverages bags, toiletry bags, knapsacks and backpacks, handbags, shopping bags, wallets, purses, map cases, cigarette cases, tobacco bags, sports bags, bottle cases, jewelry boxes, powder cases, cutlery cases and similar containers, of leapouches, tool thereof of composition leat her, of plastic sheeting, of textile materials, of vulcanized fiber or of paperboard, or wholly or mainly covered with such materials or with paper:
- - Trunks, suitcases, vanity cases, attach cases, briefcases, school satchels and similar containers:
4202.11.0000 - - - With outer surface of leather or of composition leather No.
4202.12.0000 - - - With outer surface of plastics or of textile materials No. kg
4202.19.0000 - - - Other No.
- - Handbags, whether or not with shoulder strap, including those without handle:
4202.21.0000 - - - With outer surface of leather or of composition leather No.
4202.22.0000 - - - With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials No. kg
4202.29.0000 - - - Other No.
- - Articles of a kind normally carried in the pocket or in the handbag:
4202.31.0000 - - - With outer surface of leather or of composition leather No.
4202.32.0000 - - - With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials No. kg
4202.39.0000 - - - Other No. kg
- - Other:
4202.91 - - - With outer surface of leather or of composition leather:
4202.91.0010 - - - - Golf bags No.
4202.91.0040 - - - - Other No.
4202.92 - - - With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials:
4202.92.0500 - - - - Insulated food or beverage bags No.
4202.92.5000 - - - - Musical instrument cases No.
4202.92.7000 - - - - Other No. kg
4202.99.0000 - - - Other No. kg
42.03 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of leather or of composition leather:
4203.10 - - Articles of apparel:
4203.10.0010 - - - Coats and jackets, not of reptile leather No.
4203.10.0090 - - - Other No.
- - Gloves, mittens and mitts:
4203.21.0000 - - - Specially designed for use in sports No.
4203.29.0000 - - - Other Dz prs.
4203.30.0000 - - Belts and bandoliers with or without buckles (except buckles classifiable in heading 7115) X
4203.40.0000 - - Other clothing accessories X
42.05 - Other articles of leather or of composition leather:
4205.00.1500 - - Of a kind used in machinery or mechanical appliances or for other technical uses X
4205.00.5000 - - Other X
42.06 - Articles of gut (other than silkworm gut), of goldbeater's skin, of bladders or of tendons:
4206.00.1000 - - Of catgut X
4206.00.9000 - - Other X

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