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NY 816736

December 21, 1995

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:MA:112 816736


TARIFF NO.: 8543.80.9890

Mr. David A. Eisen
Siegel, Mandell & Davidson, P.C.
One Astor Plaza
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-8901

RE: The tariff classification of "Izzy Lightning Laces" from China

Dear Mr. Eisen:

In your letter dated November 20, 1995, on behalf of Avon Products, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

As indicated by the submitted sample, which we are returning with this reply, the "Izzy Lightning Laces" consist of a set of two plastic star-shaped items mounted on a circular, plastic backing incorporating a button cell battery and a mechanism which detects motion. When subjected to motion, a miniature red bulb, incorporated in the center of each star, is activated and blinks. The "Izzy Lightning Laces" can either clip-on or tie to shoelaces.

The applicable subheading for the "Izzy Lightning Laces" will be 8543.80.9890, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other electrical machines and apparatus, having individual functions, not specified or provided for elsewhere in Chapter 85. The rate of duty will be 3.6 percent ad valorem. The rate of duty for merchandise entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 1996 will be 3.4 percent ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist David Curran at 212-466-5680.


Roger J. Silvestri

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