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NY 853595

July 2, 1990

CLA-2-90:S:N:N1:104 853595


TARIFF NO.: 9029.90.8040

Mr. Kevin Smith
General Motors Corporation
3044 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48202

RE: The tariff classification of speedometer/odometer circuit board assemblies from Mexico.

Dear Mr. Smith:

In your letter dated June 11, 1990 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Your request covers two types of speedometer/odometer circuit board assemblies which you refer to as the "quartz system" type and the "low torque analog" type. A sample of each type has been provided. Both boards include capacitors, resistors, diodes, zeners, connectors and odometer IC's. The quartz system also includes a crystal, a speed logic IC and a speed driver IC while the low torque analog has a low torque IC. You indicate that while part numbers and configuration of each type of assembly will vary, they all perform the following functions:

1. Read and process speed signal information to determine vehicle speed.

2. Produce the signals which drive the speedometer air core gauge.

3. Produce the signals which drive the stepper motor in the odometer assembly to indicate the total and trip mileage.

The electrical speed signal processed by the circuit board is created by a magnetic pickup in the vehicle's transmission speed sensor. The circuit board assembly is programmed to recognize 4,000 pulses as one mile.

The applicable subheading for the speedometer/odometer circuit board assemblies will be 9029.90.8040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for parts of speedometers. The rate of duty will be free.

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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