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Tariff Classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02

This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) interpretative policy with respect to the tariff classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpacks (rucksacks) as travel goods of heading 42.02.  It also serves to clarify the CBSA interpretation of handbags of subheading 4202.2X.

In Brief

The CBSA will be updating the content of Memorandum D10-15-29 in response to a decision by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on the tariff classification of suitcases, travelling bags, backpack (rucksacks) and handbags of Heading 42.02.

Legislation

Chapter 42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut).

42.02 Trunks, suit-cases, vanity-cases, executive-cases, brief-cases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; travelling-bags, insulated food or beverage bags, toilet bags, rucksacks, handbags, shopping bags, wallets, purses, map-cases, cigarette-cases, tobacco-pouches, tool bags, sports bags, bottle-cases, jewellery boxes, powder-boxes, cutlery cases, and similar containers, of leather or of composition leather, of sheeting of plastics , of textile materials, of vulcanized fibre or of paperboard, or wholly or mainly covered with such materials or with paper.

Memorandum D10-15-29 is available on the Canada Border Services Agency website