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NY A85015

July 11, 1996

CLA-2-94:RR:NC:GI:227 A85015


TARIFF NO.: 9405.40.6000

Ms. Michele Smith
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
3333 Beverly Rd. BC 204A
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179

RE: The tariff classification of electric light sculptures from China.

Dear Ms. Smith:

In your letter dated June 11, 1996, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

At issue is the classification of electric light sculptures, measuring approximately 2 feet at the longest dimension, that are identified as follows:
a) Standing reindeer, item number 97028
b) Candy cane, item number 97031
c) Wreath, item number 97042
d) Ho Ho Ho Santa, item number 97043

The electric light sculptures are constructed of heavy duty wire frames and covered by colored tubes of add-on lights which incudes 4 spare bulbs.

The applicable subheading for these electric light sculptures, item numbers 97028, 97031, 97042 and 97043, will be 9405.40.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other electric lamps and lighting fittings of base metal. The rate of duty will be 7 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 letter 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 George Kalkines at 212-466-5794.


Roger J. Silvestri

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