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NY 891968

November 5, 1993

CLA-2-85:S:N:N1: 101 891968


TARIFF NO.: 8512.20.2040

Mr. David A. Eisen
Siegel, Mandell & Davidson, P.C.
One Astor Plaza
1515 Broadway, 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10036-8901

RE: The tariff classification of a Two-in-One Roadside Light from China and/or Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Eisen:

In your letter dated November 1, 1993, on behalf of Avon Products, Inc., New York, NY, you requested a tariff classification ruling. You have submitted a sample of the product.

The imported product, called a "Two-in-One Roadside Light", is an electrical lighting device designed exclusively for use in a motor vehicle. The product is partially oval shaped and measures approximately 3-1/2 inches in length by 3-1/2 inches in height by 2-1/2 inches in width. The light is constructed of a plastic housing and it features a clear lens spot light and an amber lens warning light mounted on a swivel device so that only one of the lenses can be operational at a given time. The product also includes a heavy-duty magnet to secure it to any metal surface within the interior or exterior of an automobile. A length of rubber coated electrical cord is attached to the plastic housing. The opposite end of the cord is connected to a plug which is designed to be inserted into any standard automobile cigarette lighter.

The applicable subheading for the "Two-in-One Roadside Light" will be 8512.20.2040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for electrical lighting equipment for the vehicles of subheading 8701.20 or heading 8702, 8703, 8704, 8705 or 8711. The rate of duty will be free.

As you requested, the sample will be returned to your office. 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
Area Director

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