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NY N019311

November 29, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 8543.70.9650

Michael Ezekiel, CEO
BFI Products, Inc.
4747 Leston Street #805
Dallas, TX 75247

RE: The tariff classification of an ultraviolet toothbrush sanitizer from China

Dear Mr. Ezekiel:

In your letter dated November 2, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The item concerned is an ultraviolet toothbrush sanitizer. This item is comprised of a hard plastic container/toothbrush holder with an ultraviolet light built into its interior. This device is battery-operated.

The purpose of this item is to store and sanitize a toothbrush. In use, a toothbrush would be placed in the sanitizer with the bristles facing the ultraviolet light. When the door of the sanitizer is closed, the ultraviolet light illuminates and the sanitization process begins. The sanitizer turns off automatically after 8 minutes.

The applicable subheading for the ultraviolet toothbrush sanitizer will be 8543.70.9650, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Electricalapparatus, having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere: Otherapparatus: Other: Other: Other: Other”. The rate of duty will be 2.6%.

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 Steve Pollichino at 646-733-3008.


Robert B. Swierupski

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