Mr. Charles Di Prinzio
A.N. Deringer, Inc.
30 West Service Road
Champlain, N.Y. 12919-9703
RE: The tariff classification of battery chargers from Canada
Dear Mr. Di Prinzio:
In your letter dated February 8, 1989, on behalf of Emergi-
Lite, Division of Kaufel Group Ltd., Dorval, Quebec, Canada you
requested a tariff classification ruling.
Your letter describes the battery charger unit as a printed
circuit assembly whose principal function is to charge a battery
with close control of the charging parameters to maximize battery
life and available power.
The applicable subheading for the battery charger will be
8504.40.0025, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for "Rectifiers and rectifying apparatus,
other than power supplies." The rate of duty will be 3 percent
Goods classifiable under subheading 8504.40.0025, HTS, which
have originated in the territory of Canada, will be entitled to a
2.4 percent rate of duty under the United States - Canada Free
Trade Agreement (FTA) upon compliance with all applicable
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
New York Seaport