New Commission Regulation concerning the classification of certain types of decorative lighting (“Light-Nets”)

08 April 2010

The European Commission has implemented Regulation No. 152/2010 concerning the classification of certain types of decorative lighting known as “light-nets”. The table below is taken from the Annex of the regulation.

Description of the goods Classification (CN Code) Reasons
(1) (2) (3)
An article consisting of dark green electric cables incorporating 160 clear mini filament lamps (1,5 V/0,5 W), joined together so as to form a net of 320 × 150 cm (so called ‘light net’). The individual meshes of the net are 19 × 19 cm so that the distance between each lamp is approximately 19 cm. The article is presented in a package for retail sale together with a 24 V static converter, 8 suction pads with hooks and 10 spare lamps. The light net is made for both outdoor and indoor use. The article is intended for decorating, for example, a Christmas tree or a window. 9405.30.00 Classification is determined by General Rules 1 and 6 for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature and by the wording of CN codes 9405 and 9405 30 00. The size of the net enables it to be easily placed over and cover a Christmas tree. The colour of the cables and the 19 × 19 cm individual meshes, that allow the net to be pulled inwards over the outer tips of the branches, ensure that, when the lamps are lit, the wires and lamps are concealed while the lights shine through to the outside, providing for a uniform decorative effect. Although the article may be used for other purposes, its objective and identifiable characteristics indicate that it is intended to be used to decorate by lighting a Christmas tree. The article is therefore to be classified under CN code 9405 30 00 as a lighting set of a kind used for Christmas trees.

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