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NY E88256

October 29, 1999

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:1:112 E88256


TARIFF NO.: 8507.80.8000

Mr. Bruce H. Leeds
Hughes Space and Communications Company
P.O. Box 92919
Los Angeles, CA 90009

RE: The tariff classification lithium-ion battery cells from France.

Dear Mr. Leeds:

In your letter dated September 30,1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

As described in your letter, the lithium-ion battery cells are used as a source of electrical power on board communication satellites. Lithium-ion battery technology is being used because it is lightweight, rugged and capable of providing power over a 15-20 year period.

The applicable subheading for the lithium-ion battery cells will be 8507.80.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other storage batteries; other. The rate of duty will be 3.4 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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