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NY 804160

December 12, 1994

CLA-2-84:S:N:N3:102 804160


TARIFF NO.: 8482.10.5024

Mr. Alan Litwin
F.W. Myers & Co., Inc.
55 Oriskany Drive
Tonawanda, N.Y. 14150

RE: The tariff classification of an automotive wheel bearing kit from Canada

Dear Mr. Litwin:

In your letter dated November 10, 1994, on behalf of your client, FAG Bearings, Ltd, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The item involved in this request is known as an automotive wheel bearing kit. This is an aftermarket repair kit used to replace the existing wheel bearings found on an automobile. The kit consists of a double row, angular contact, first generation wheel hub ball bearing, several locknuts, a cotter pin, retaining ring, bolts and a packet of wheel grease. The bearing and the grease are products of Canada, while the balance of the components originate from either France or Germany. The kit is assembled together in Canada . The extra components are used in the process of installing the bearing into the wheel hub. We would view this item, for tariff purposes, as a set, put up for retail sale, with the essential character imparted by the bearing.

The applicable subheading for the automotive wheel bearing kit will be 8482.10.5024, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for angular contact wheel hub bearings, other than flanged. The general rate of duty will be 11 percent ad valorem.

It is the opinion of this office that the instant merchandise would be subject to anti-dumping (ADA) margins under the current Department of Commerce ADA findings on bearings, as published in the Federal Register on May 15, 1989. Please contact your local port for the specific case numbers and percentages for each case. If you desire a formal scope determination on the applicability of anti-dumping duty to your product, please write directly to the Office of Compliance, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

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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