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HQ 955378

November 23, 1993

CLA-2 CO:R:C:M 955378 RFA


TARIFF NO.: 8512.20.20, 8512.20.40

Mr. John J. Scanlon, Jr., Esq.
Kemp, Smith, Duncan & Hammond
P.O. Drawer 2800
El Paso, Texas 79999-2800

RE: Revocation of HQ 086940; Automobile Wiring Harnesses; Parts of Motor Vehicle Lighting or Signaling Equipment; HQ 954945

Dear Mr. Scanlon:

This letter is to inform you that HQ 086940, issued to you on behalf of United Technologies Automotive, Inc., on August 6, 1990, is revoked. In HQ 086940, Customs held that automobile wiring harnesses entered with lamps in their sockets, were classified under subheading 8512.90.60, of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), as parts of electrical lighting equipment. This classification was based on the fact that the merchandise did not have the essential character of a complete vehicle lighting equipment because it did not incorporate a reflective casing or lens. As more fully discussed in the enclosed copy of HQ 954945 of this date, we have examined the importations of unfinished lamp assemblies or lighting wiring harnesses for motor vehicles and found our earlier classification in error.

Under the authority of section 177.9(d) of the Customs Regulations [19 CFR 177.9(d)], HQ 086940 is revoked.


John Durant, Director
Commercial Rulings Division

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