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NY D83460

November 13, 1998

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:1:112 D83460


TARIFF NO.: 8537.10.9070

Mr. Robert Noell
Cain Customs Brokers, Inc.
Texamo Industrial Park
1701 E. Industrial
P.O. Box 150
Hidalgo, TX 78557

RE: The tariff classification of an air conditioner control box from Mexico

Dear Mr. Noell:

In your letter dated September 26, 1998, on behalf of Whirlpool Corporation, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

As indicated by the submitted sample and the information provided, the control box, which consists of a metal housing, fan switch, capacitor, thermostat, connector, and power cord, is the apparatus that regulates the operation of a window air conditioning unit.

The applicable tariff provision for the air conditioner control box will be 8537.10.9070, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSUSA), which provides for other boards, panels, ..., cabinets and other bases, .... for electric control or the distribution of electricity...: For a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V. The general rate of duty will be 3.2 percent ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist David Curran at 212-466-5680.


Robert B. Swierupski

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