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NY R03427

March 27, 2006

CLA-2-94:RR:NC:1:108 R03427


TARIFF NO.: 9405.30.00

Mr. Troy D. Crago
Atico International (USA), Inc.
501 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

RE: The tariff classification of Christmas tree light sets from China.

Dear Mr. Crago:

In your letter dated March 10, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject merchandise, based on the submitted information, is battery-operated Christmas tree light sets (item number W073BA02607) for indoor use. Each set, measuring about 7 feet in length, consists of an electrical green-wire harness with sockets containing 20 clear LED lamps. These light sets, which feature a battery case with an on/off switch, have plastic light covers in the following styles: red diamonds, red stars, red facets, or multicolored (red, green, and yellow) globes.

The applicable subheading for these Christmas tree light sets will be 9405.30.00, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Lamps and lighting fittingsLighting sets of a kind used for Christmas trees. The rate of duty will be 8 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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