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NY N021604

January 29, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 8544.42.9000

Mr. Troy D. Crago, Import Specialist
Atico International USA, Inc.
501 South Andrews Avenue
For Lauderdale, FL 33301

RE: The tariff classification of the “Christmas Tree Light On/Off Push Switch” (Item #A014GA00888) from China

Dear Mr. Crago:

In your letter dated January 7, 2008 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise under consideration is the “Christmas Tree Light On/Off Push Switch”, (Item #A014GA00888). This item consists of a ten foot long electrical extension cord which incorporates a combination electrical plug/outlet connector on one end and a star shaped plastic push-button switch on the opposite end.

This item is used to easily turn Christmas lights on and off. The switch is designed in the shape of a star and is intended to be placed directly on a Christmas tree as an ornament. The combination plug/outlet connector gets plugged into to a household outlet, and then a string of Christmas lights can be plugged directly into the combination plug/outlet connector. By pressing the star shaped switch you are able to conveniently turn the Christmas lights on and off. This device is rated for 600 Watts at 120 Volts and 5 Amps. It is designed for indoor use only and is UL and CL listed.

The applicable subheading for the “Christmas Tree Light On/Off Push Switch” will be 8544.42.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Insulated wire, cable: Other electric conductors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000V: Fitted with connectors: 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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