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July 19, 1999

CLA-2-94:RR:NC:2:227 E84369


TARIFF NO.: 9405.40.8000

Mr. John Taddeo
Trans-Border Customs Services, Inc.
Cargo Bldg. #80, Rm. 228
JFK Int’l. Airport
Jamaica, NY 11430

RE: The tariff classification of light boxes from China.

Dear Mr. Taddeo:

In your letter dated June 30, 1999, on behalf Verilux, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject merchandise is the oblong-shaped ABS plastic light box, referred to as the “HappyLite Junior” (item number HPL2), which measures approximately 13 by 19 by 4 inches. It possesses a top handle for carrying purposes and contains three fluorescent light bulbs. It is designed to simulate pure natural bright light to help alleviate symptoms associated with SAD and “The Winter Blues.”

The applicable subheading for this plastic light box will be 9405.40.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other electric lamps and lighting fittings, other. The rate of duty will be 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 George Kalkines at 212-637-7073. Sincerely,

Robert B. Swierupski

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