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NY N005956

January 31, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 8513.10.2000

Ms. Jin Lin
Folsom Corporation
43 McKee Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430

RE: The tariff classification of flashlights from China.

Dear Ms. Lin:

In your letter dated January 17, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise under consideration is the Sportsman LED Light Set (Model #TSKCLD), which consists of two small flashlights packaged together. The two flashlights are identified as the Flex Light and Clip Light. Samples of the two flashlights were provided with your ruling request and will be returned to you.

The Flex Light is a small battery operated Light Emitting Diode (LED) flashlight constructed entirely of metal, with a push button switch. The main body measures approximately 1½ inch long with a inch diameter, and has a pen clip and swivel key ring attached to it. Extending out from the opposite end of the main body is an LED light mounted at the tip of a 2¼ inch length of inch flexible metallic tubing. The Clip Light is a small battery operated LED flashlight constructed of metal, with a push button switch. This flashlight measures approximately 2½ inches long with a diameter of ½ inch and has a swivel key ring attached to it. The Clip Light flashlight also features a plastic holder with a spring clip and swivel joint specifically designed for use with this flashlight.

The applicable subheading for the Flex Light and Clip Light will be 8513.10.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Portable electric lamps designed to function by their own source of energy: Lamps: Flashlights.” The general rate of duty will be 12.5 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 Thomas Campanelli at 646-733-3016.


Robert B. Swierupski

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