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NY 801941

October 4, 1994

CLA-2-94:S:N:N3:227 801941


TARIFF NO.: 9405.40.6000

Ms. Michele I. Smith
Sears Merchandise Group
BC 204A
3333 Beverly Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

RE: The tariff classification of lighted sculptures from China.

Dear Ms. Smith:

In your letter dated September 7, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise at issue are indoor/outdoor electric light sculptures composed of pre-assembled wire frames, covered with plastic tubes of chasing lights. Each sculpture is supported by an attached metal stand to anchor the lights on a lawn, hang on a wall or stand alone. The subject lighted sculptures are identified as follows:

Stock No. Description 97035 Santa Face
97036 Sleigh
97037 Snowman
97038 Bell
97039 Stocking

The applicable subheading for the lighted sculptures listed above will be 9405.40.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other electric lamps and lighting fittings, of base metal, other. The rate of duty will be 7.6 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 this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire

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