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NY M86053





August 29, 2006

CLA-2-94: RR:NC:1:108 M86053

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 9405.40.8000

Mr. Ray Reynolds
Lee Hardeman
Customs Broker, Inc.
P.O. Box 45545
Atlanta, GA 30320-0545

RE: The tariff classification of a decorative light from China.

Dear Mr. Reynolds:

In your letter dated August 9, 2006, on behalf of Star Home D├ęcor USA, LLC, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a decorative light, item number 2090, that is in the form of five natural dried branches, which are fully decorated with a light set consisting of a string of filament lights. This light set, with a step-down plug-in transformer, is secured to the branches by means of plastic ties.

The applicable subheading for this decorative light will be 9405.40.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), 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 natural dried branches of this decorative light may be subject to regulations or restrictions administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Division (APHIS). You are advised, in regard to obtaining information on these regulations, to contact the aforementioned agency at the following location:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
APHIS
Plant Protection and Quarantine Permit Unit 4700 River Road, Unit 136
Riverdale, MD 20737-1236
Telephone number: 877-770-5990

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.

Sincerely,

Robert B. Swierupski
Director,

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