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NY 800655

August 30, 1994

CLA-2-84:S:N:N3:102 800655


TARIFF NO.: 8483.90.5000; 8501.10.2000; 8483.10.5000; 8537.10.9050

Mr. Alan Stewart
Mars Electronics International
1301 Wilson Drive
West Chester, PA 19380

RE: The tariff classification of various components of a coin dispenser from Taiwan, the U.K., and Hungary

Dear Mr. Stewart:

In your letter dated July 28, 1994 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The items involved in this request consist of assorted parts that will ultimately be assembled in the United States to help produce an automated money changer. The parts consist of the following:

1) A synchronous 12 volt D.C. motor used to drive the gear and cam assembly.

2) Plastic gears, used to drive the cam linkage that actually dispense the coins. The gears are coupled to the motor.

3) A printed circuit board assembly whose main function is to relay information from the coin box to the master control board. The PCB board contains sensor for indicating when the coin tubes are empty, as well as informing the controller when the dispensing linkage has completed a full revolution.

4) A plastic gearbox housing that holds all of the assorted gears, linkages, motor and PCB board.

5) Plastic linkage arms coupled to rotating cams. As the cam is turned by one of the gears, it translates this rotary motion into linear motion, moving the linkage arms back and forth. A magnet mounted in one end of the linkage provides a sensory input that signals the controller that one cycle has been completed.

The applicable subheading for the plastic gears and the plastic gearbox will be 8483.90.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for parts of gearing, gear boxes and other speed changers. The rate of duty will be 2.5 percent ad valorem.

The motor is classified under HTS 8501.10.2000, which provides for electric motors and generators; motors of an output not exceeding 37.5W; or under 18.65W; Synchronous, valued not over $4.00 each. The rate of duty will be 10 percent ad valorem.

The printed circuit board is classified under HTS 8537.10.9050, which provides for boards for electric control or distribution of electricity; for a voltage not exceeding 1000v; other, panel boards and distribution boards. The rate of duty will be 5.3 percent ad valorem.

The plastic linkage is considered a transmission shaft and classifiable under HTS 8483.10.5000, which provides for transmission shafts and cranks, other. The rate of duty is 4 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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