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NY R04285

July 20, 2006

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:MM:109 R04285


TARIFF NO.: 8504.40.9570

Ms. Carolyn B. Malina
Import / Export Manager
Lands’ End
2 Lands’ End Lane
Location 22-290
Dodgeville, WI 53593

RE: The tariff classification of an inverter from China

Dear Ms. Malina:

In your letter dated June 26, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise subject to this ruling is identified as an inverter. This item is made of molded plastic with 2 screws and contains a 3.7-volt lithium battery with a built-in protective circuit and has an operating output of 135 volts and 1300 hertz. The inverter, which measures 80mm x 47mm x 23mm, is designed to be used with backpacks and other bags to illuminate them when carried by the wearer during the evening hours.

The applicable subheading for the inverter will be 8504.40.9570, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors; parts thereof: Other: Inverters.” 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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