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NY 882902

CLA-2-85:S:N:N3:227 882902


TARIFF NO.: 8513.10.4000

Mr. Marco A. Espinosa
Collectron of Arizona, Inc.
225 N. Freeport Drive
Nogales, AZ 85621

RE: The tariff classification of an illuminating belt from Mexico.

Dear Mr. Espinosa:

In your letter dated February 11, 1993, on behalf of your client, Nutrend Manufacturing Company, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The sample submitted is a portable, battery-operated, illuminating belt which is equipped with a travelling pouch, a battery storage pouch and an illuminating strip covering the textile portion of its body. It is stated that this strip flashes intermittently in order to provide the user (cyclists, joggers and the like) with increased nocturnal visibility, in addition to warning oncoming vehicular drivers to exercise care when approaching the user.

The applicable subheading for this illuminating belt will be 8513.10.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for portable electric lamps designed to function by their own source of energy...lamps, other. The duty rate will be 6.9 percent ad valorem.

Articles classifiable under subheading 8513.10.4000, HTS, which are products of Mexico, are entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

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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