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NY I82933

June 17, 2002

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:MM:101 I82933


TARIFF NO.: 8512.20.4040

Mr. Joseph L. Giumentaro
JAS Forwarding (USA), Inc.
2280 208th Street
Torrance, California 90501

RE: The tariff classification of the “Power Tale” Trailer Hitch Lighting Equipment from China

Dear Mr. Giumentaro:

In your letter dated June 5, 2002 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted literature describing the “Power Tale” Trailer Hitch Lighting Equipment. You state that the “Power Tale” is motor vehicle lighting equipment consisting of a plastic housing and lamp assembly, a decorative die-cut vinyl insert (additional inserts are purchased separately), a plastic lens, and an outer band (gasket) made of rubber. This assembly is attached to 2-inch receiver hitches for motor vehicles. The “Power Tale” plugs into a standard flat trailer receptacle. This item can be attached to running taillights only and brake lights only (at the option of the end user).

The applicable subheading for the “Power Tale” Trailer Hitch Lighting Equipment will be 8512.20.4040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Electrical lighting or signaling equipment (excluding articles of heading 8539), windshield wipers, defrosters and demisters, of a kind used for cycles or motor vehicles; parts thereof: Other lighting or visual signaling equipment: visual signaling equipmentFor the vehicles of subheading 8701.20 or heading 8702, 8703, 8704, 8705 or 8711. The rate of duty will be 2.5% 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 Robert DeSoucey at 646-733-3008.


Robert B. Swierupski

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