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NY M83409

May 25, 2006

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:MM:109 M83409


TARIFF NO.: 8504.40.9580

Ms. Cheryl Santos
APC Import/Export Logistics Analyst
American Power Conversion
1600 Division Road
West Warwick, RI 02893

RE: The tariff classification of a universal power adapter from China

Dear Ms. Santos:

In your letter dated April 28, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise subject to this ruling is a universal power adapter. It is identified in your letter as Item Number UPA9. The universal power adapter provides power and a battery charge to notebook computers and mobile devices. Three input plugs allow the user to simultaneously access power and charge the battery within a PDA, phone, or MPS player from a car, an airplane, or an alternating current (AC) wall outlet. A sample of the merchandise was submitted to this office and is being returned to you as per request.

The applicable subheading for the universal power adapter (Item Number UPA9) will be 8504.40.9580, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors Static converters: Other: Other.” The rate of duty will be 1.5 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 Linda M. Hackett at 646-733-3015.


Robert B. Swierupski

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