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NY K87318

June 30, 2004
CLA-2-85:RR:NC:1:110 K87318


TARIFF NO.: 8544.51.9000

Ms. Joanne Harmon
Ms. Cheryl Santos
One CVS Drive
Woonsocket, RI 02895

RE: The tariff classification of outdoor extension cords from China.

Dear Ms. Harmon and Ms. Santos:

In your letter dated June 16, 2004, on behalf of CVS/Pharmacy you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise under consideration is a “3-Outlet Square Ground Stake” extension cord, CVS item number 274219. A sample of the extension cord was submitted with your ruling request and will be returned to you.

The “3-Outlet Square Ground Stake” is a waterproof plastic housing measuring approximately 5” by 4” by 1½” thick. On the face of the housing is a clear plastic waterproof hinged outlet cover over three 3-prong polarized receptacles/ outlets. The plastic housing has a 10’ AWG 16/3 SJTW vinyl cord rated at 125V/13A/1625W with a polarized plug on the other end. The plastic housing is affixed atop a 6” plastic swiveling grounded stake for inserting into the ground. The “3-Outlet Square Ground Stake” is designed for temporary outdoor use, it does not contain a GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter) protection device.

The applicable subheading for the “3-Outlet Square Ground Stake” will be 8544.51.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Insulated (including enameled or anodized) wire, cable (including coaxial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors Other electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 80 V but not 1,000 V: Fitted with connectors: Other: Other.” The general rate of duty will be 2.6 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 Eileen S. Kaplan at 646-733-3016.


Robert B. Swierupski

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