CLA-2-85:RR:NC:1:112 D83627

Mr. Franklyn T. Yepez
Trans-Border Customs Services, Inc.
JFK International Airport
Cargo Building #80, Rm. 228
Jamaica, NY 11430

RE: The tariff classification of alkaline batteries from Belgium

Dear Mr. Yepez:

In your letter dated October 13, 1998, on behalf of Innopex Limited, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

As indicated by the submitted sample, the merchandise in question consists of AA alkaline batteries.

The applicable subheading for the AA alkaline batteries will be 8506.80.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other primary cells and primary batteries. The rate of duty will be 3.2 percent ad valorem.

Inquiries regarding trademark issues should be addressed to the Intellectual Property Rights Branch, U.S. Customs Service, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC 20229.

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 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 David Curran at 212-466-5680.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity
Specialist Division