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NY B85466

June 4, 1997

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:1: 112 B85466


TARIFF NO.: 8543.89.9090

Ms. Lori Aldinger
Rite Aid Corporation
P.O. Box 3165
Harrisburg, PA 17105

RE: The tariff classification of a "Santa/Snowman Light Tester" from China

Dear Ms. Aldinger:

In your letter dated May 1, 1997 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

As indicated by the submitted sample, the "Santa/Snowman Light Tester", designated as Rite Aid item #960318, consists, in this instance, of a plastic representation of a Santa Clause. It is battery operated and contains a bulb tester slot located near the middle of the item. Christmas type bulbs can be checked by inserting them into the tester slot. The item also contains a button with LED which is used to indicate that the batteries are working, and a device attached to the bottom which facilitates the removal of bad bulbs.

The applicable subheading for the "Santa/Snowman Light Tester" will be 8543.89.9090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other electrical machines and apparatus, ..., not specified or included elsewhere in Chapter 85, HTS. The rate of duty will be 3.1 percent 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 David Curran at 212-466-5680.


Robert Swierupski
Chief, Metals and Machinery Branch

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