Mr. Sal Della Ventura
Sony Corporation of America
Park Ridge, N.J. 07656
RE: The tariff classification of a battery charger from Japan.
Dear Mr. Della Ventura:
In your letter dated June 4, 1990, you requested a tariff
Your letter describes the battery charger, identified in the
submitted literature as model BC-1WA, as a device used to charge
four NP-1A batteries sequentially.
The applicable subheading for the battery charger, NP-1A,
will be 8504.40.00, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United
States (HTS), which provides for "Static converters." The rate
of duty will be 3 percent ad valorem.
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