CLA-2-85:RR:NC:GI: 227 A81971

Mr. Michael Rosbach

Rite Aid Corporation

P.O. Box 3165

Harrisburg, PA 17105

RE: The tariff classification of light bulbs from China.

Dear Mr. Rosbach:

In your letter dated March 25, 1996, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The samples submitted consist of four C-7 1/2 replacement clear filament light bulbs, item number 91752, noting that each bulb possesses a 5 watt power for a 120 volt use. It is stated that these bulbs are designed for both indoor and outdoor use during the Christmas season.

The applicable subheading for these Christmas replacement bulbs, item number 91752, will be 8539.22.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other filament lamps...of a power not exceeding 200 W and for a voltage exceeding 100 V: Christmas-tree lamps. The rate of duty will be 5.8 percent ad valorem.

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 letter 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

George Kalkines at 212-466-5794.


Roger J. Silvestri


National Commodity

Specialist Division