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NY A87968

October 7, 1996

CLA-2-71:RR:NC:2:233 A87968


TARIFF NO.: 9107.00.4080

Mr. Anthony Bonatesta Jr.
Meadows Wye & Co., Inc.
2506 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303

RE: The tariff classification of a 24 hour lighting timer switch from China.

Dear Mr. Bonatesta:

In your letter dated September 27, 1996, on behalf of Gem Electric Mfg. Co., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, item 0606, is a timer which can be set to automatically turn lights on and off at pre-determined times. The item features multiple on/off settings and is valued at $2.50. The applicable subheading for the 24 hour lighting timer switch will be 9107.00.4080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Time switches with clock or watch movement or with synchronous motor: Valued not over $5 each... Other. The rate of duty will be 15› each + 4% + 2.5›/jewel.

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 Lawrence Mushinske at 212-466-5739.


Roger J. Silvestri

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