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NY 852838



TARIFF NO.: 8513.10.2000

Ms. Carolyn Howard
702 S.W. 8th Street
Bentonville, AR 72716

RE: The tariff classification of rechargeable lights from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Howard:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

DATE OF INQUIRY : May 21, 1990

MERCHANDISE : Rechargeable emergency power failure light, item L3479A, with a swivel lighting head. The light can be recharged with a car cigarette plug or a home wall outlet. The essential character of this item is imparted by the flashlight features.

HTS PROVISION : Flashlights.

HTS SUBHEADING : 8513.10.2000

RATE OF DUTY : 25 percent ad valorem.

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
Area Director

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