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NY M80571

February 23, 2006

CLA-2-94: RR: NC: 1:108 M80571


TARIFF NO.: 9405.40.8000

Ms. Andrea Holtan
Costco Wholesale
999 Lake Drive
Issaquah, WA 98027

RE: The tariff classification of light set from China.

Dear Ms. Holtan:

In your letter dated February 7, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The item in question is a light set denoted as “rice” lights. The set is a string of mini lights set on a translucent strand. These lights can be strung for illuminated decoration tear round. Each set comes with a transformer and controller that can provide effects such as blinking and chasing. They primarily provide steady decorative lighting.

You have indicated a possible classification under HTS subheading 8539.29.3060. Please note that this product is in fact decorative lighting and not light bulbs (lamps). Classification will be accordingly.

The applicable subheading for the rice light set will be 9405.40.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Other electric lamps and lighting fittings: Other. The rate of duty will be 3.9 percent ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

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 Michael Contino at 646-733-3014.


Robert B. Swierupski

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