Ms. Jacqueline A. Bonace
220 Hickory Street
Warren Pennsylvania 16366-0001
RE: The tariff classification of an automotive map light from
Dear Ms. Bonace:
In your letter dated March 7, 1995 you requested a tariff
You have submitted a sample of an automotive map reading
light which is a rigid plastic map holder that incorporates a
light. The holder is rectangular in shape. The holder consists
of a black plastic base and a transparent plastic cover. The
cover is assembled to the base by two hinges and two springs. In
one corner on the exterior of the cover is a round convex surface
that functions as a magnifier. The holder houses a light which
allows the map that is held in the holder to be viewed in the
dark. The light is powered by means of a coiled cord which plugs
into the 12-volt cigarette lighter of a motor vehicle.
The applicable subheading for the automotive map light will
be 8715.20.2020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for lighting equipment for the vehicles of
subheading 8701.20 or heading 8702, 8703, 8704, 8705, or 8711.
The rate of duty will be free.
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section
177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).
A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry
documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the
documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be
brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the
Jean F. Maguire