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February 22, 1999

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:1:112 D87643


TARIFF NO.: 8544.51.9000; 8536.69.8000; 8536.30.8000; 9405.40.8000

Ms. Brenda E. Smith
Fritz Companies, Inc.
7001 Chatham Center Drive
Savannah, GA 31405

RE: The tariff classification of a “Power Station” from China

Dear Ms. Smith:

In your letter dated January 26, 1999, on behalf of Lowes Companies, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

As indicated by the submitted information, the “Power Station” consists of a blister package containing a five foot extension cord, a six outlet wall tap, a three outlet wall tap, a six outlet power strip with surge protection, and a night light with bulb. You have indicated that you believe this should be treated as a set for tariff classification purposes. We do not agree since, in our opinion, it does not meet the requirement that a set consist of products or articles put up together to meet a particular need or carry out a specific activity. Accordingly, each of the items are separately classifiable.

The applicable subheadings and rates of duty are as follows:

Five foot extension cord - 8544.51.9000, HTS, which provides for other electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 80 V but not exceeding 1,000 V: Fitted with connectors: Other: Other - dutiable at 2.6 percent ad valorem

Six outlet and three outlet wall tap - 8536.69.8000, HTS, which provides for Lampholders, plugs and sockets: Other: Other - dutiable at 2.7 percent ad valorem.

Six outlet power strip with surge protection - 8536.30.8000, HTS, which provides for other apparatus for protecting electrical circuits: Other - dutiable at 2.7 percent ad valorem.

Night lite with bulb - 9405.40.8000, HTS, which provides for Other electric lamps and lighting fittings: Other - dutiable at 3.9 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 212-637-7049.


Robert B. Swierupski

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