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NY A87937

October 17, 1996

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:1: 112 A87937


TARIFF NO.: 8536.50.8031

Ms. Mary Streveler
Rayovac Corporation
601 Rayovac Drive
Madison, WI 53711-2497

RE: The tariff classification of electrical switches from China

Dear Ms. Streveler:

In your letter dated September 25, 1996 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

As indicated by the submitted samples and literature, these switches are the push-button type and consist of the switching apparatus and two lengths of insulated electrical wire, with either spring clips or reflector clips attached to the end of the wires. These switches are to be incorporated into portable electric lamps.

The applicable subheading for the electrical switches will be 8536.50.8031, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other electrical switches, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V. The rate of duty will be 4.3 percent ad valorem. You have suggested classification under subheading 8513.90.4000, HTS, which provides for parts of portable electric lamps other than flashlights. This classification is precluded by Additional U.S. Rule of Interpretation 1(c) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, since subheading 8536.50.8031, HTS, more specifically describes these switches.

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 David Curran at 212-466-5680.


Roger J. Silvestri

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