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NY A85758

August 14, 1996

CLA-2-87:RR:NC:MA:101 A85758


TARIFF NO.: 8536.50.8060; 8511.80.6000

Mr. Samuel Zekser, D.E.
170 Broadway
Suite 1501
New York, NY 10038-4184

RE: The tariff classification of an automotive ignition switch and starter solenoid from Japan

Dear Mr. Zekser:

In your letter dated June 27, 1996 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Standard Motor Products, Inc. of Long Island City, N.Y..

The first item [Figure 1] is a starter switch (Part #US-148); it consists of five wires covered with colored plastic encased in a black, hard plastic, ribbed tube. One end of the wires is connected to a gray, circular switch with a circumference of 4". The other end of the wires is connected to a white, semi-transparent plug. The entire item measures 11".

[Figure 1]
The applicable subheading for the Ignition Switch (Part #US-148) will be 8536.50.8060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Electrical apparatus for switching . . . : Other switches: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 4.3% ad valorem.

The second item [Figure 2] is a starter solenoid (Part #SS-296); it is a round, gold piece of metal with a circumference of 7". On one end, two copper-colored screws emerge. The other end has a hole in its center into which a removable, 2" high, gray, metal plug, with a circumference of 3", fits snugly. The entire item, with plug inserted, is 4«" in length.

[Figure 2]

The applicable subheading for the Starter Solenoid (Part #SS-296) will be 8511.80.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Electrical ignition or starting equipment of a kind used for spark-ignition or compression-ignition internal combustion engines . . . : Other equipment: Other. The rate of duty will be 2.9% ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 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 Robert DeSoucey at 212-466-5667.


Roger J. Silvestri

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