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NY I89274

December 23, 2002

CLA-2-94:RR:NC:2:227 I89274


TARIFF NO.: 9405.40.8000

Mr. Joseph Stinson
Liss Global, Inc.
7746 Dungan Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111

RE: The tariff classification of an electric light set from China.

Dear Mr. Stinson:

In your letter dated December 6, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Sample is being returned as requested.

The submitted sample, known as the Party-Lights, is an electric light set (item number 931404), that consists of an electrical wire harness incorporating 10 sockets with miniature clear light bulbs and permanently affixed cylinder-shaped paper light covers with tiered plastic frames. It is advertised that the subject light set should be used only for indoor use.

You note that this set, imparting the style of Chinese lanterns, could be classified under subheading 9505.90.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for festive, carnival or other entertainment articlesother, other. However, since Note 1 (t) of Chapter 95 excludes electric garlands of all kinds (9405), consideration of classification under subheading 9505.90.6000, HTS, is precluded.

The applicable subheading for this electric light set will be 9405.40.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other electric lamps and lighting fittings, other than of base metal. 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 646-733-3028.


Robert B. Swierupski

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