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NY 847560

Dec 11, 1989

CLA-2-85:S:N:N1:109 847560


TARIFF NO.: 8501.20.6000, 8537.10.0040

Ms. Connie Ebey
General Electric Company
7309 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

RE: The tariff classification of an electric motor and an electronic control module from the United Kingdom.

Dear Ms. Ebey:

In your letter dated November 16, 1989, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Mike Pitzer of your company explained that:

1. The motor is a universal type series electric motor for use in an electronic treadmill. He explained that the motor had a variable speed output form 300 RPM to 5000 RPM. The output of the motor ranged from 3/4 horsepower at full load (approximately 3800 RPM) and 1 horsepower at 5000 RPM. Mr. Pitzer explained that the information in the letter describing the motor as 34 H.P. at full load and 1 H.P. at approximately 300 RPM is not correct.

2. The electronic control module is used turn the treadmill on and off and also controls the speed of the motor.

The applicable subheading for the electric motor, will be 8501.20.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "[u]niversal AC/DC motors, [o]ther. The rate of duty will be 3.7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable HTS subheading for the electronic control module, will be 8537.10.0040, which provides for "other bases for electrical control or the distribution of electricity: For a voltage not exceeding 1000 volts, [m]otor control center. The rate of duty will be 5.3 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 transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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