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NY J83867

May 7, 2003

CLA-2-94:RR:NC:2:227 J83867


TARIFF NO.: 9405.30.00

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

RE: The tariff classification of a Christmas tree light set from China.

Dear Mr. Stinson:

In your letter dated April 27, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Sample is being returned as requested.

The submitted sample is a Christmas tree light set, item number 931700, with an eight-function control box. It has 80 plastic sockets with miniature globe-shaped light bulbs in 20 four-piece clusters.

You suggest that this merchandise is classified under subheading 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. However, since this light set is stated to be primarily used indoors on Christmas trees, consideration of classification under subheading 9405.40.8000, HTS, is precluded.

The applicable subheading for this Christmas tree light set will be 9405.30.00, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for lighting sets of a kind used for Christmas trees. The rate of duty will be 8 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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