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NY N003486

November 28, 2006



TARIFF NO.: 8504.40.9580

Mr. Cory C. Colson
Sales Assistant
Hyperion Innovations, Inc.
DBA ColdHeat
1750 112th Avenue NE, Suite C100
Bellevue, WA 98004

RE: The tariff classification of a 12-volt car adapter from China

Dear Mr. Colson:

In your letter dated November 17, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise subject to this ruling is a 12-volt car adapter. It is intended to plug into a 12-volt cigarette lighter in a car and power a heated seat cushion. A color digital photocopy was furnished with your submission.

The applicable subheading for the12 volt car adapter 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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