MAY 10 1991
Mr. Tom White
Fritz Companies, Inc.
6805 S. 217th Street
Seattle, WA 98032-2400
RE: The tariff classification of an electric wall light from
Dear Mr. White:
In your letter dated April 2, 1991, on behalf of Balmar
Products Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.
Sample is herewith being re- turned.
The submitted sample is a self-contained electric
indoor/outdoor wall light which measures approximately 7" in
height by 3.5" in width by 3.5" in depth. It possesses a glass
lens, a plastic base, a metal cage for protec- tion purposes, an
aluminum reflector and a porcelain socket. It is stated to be
principally used on ships and boats, while its essential
character is noted to be imparted by its base portion.
The applicable subheading for the above electric light will be
9405.10.8020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for lamps and lighting
fittings...chandeliers and other electric ceiling or wall
lighting fittings...other, other. The rate of duty will be 3.9
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