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NY R04933

October 17, 2006

CLA-2-84:RR:E:NC:1:102 R04933


TARIFF NO.: 8413.60.0090

Mr. Lewis O. Crawford
Crawford International
1507 Dennbriar Drive
Concord, NC 28027

RE: The tariff classification of a gear pump and parts from Italy

Dear Mr. Crawford:

In your letter dated September 19, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Crawford International.

The article in question is identified as the “Ultra Pompe” and described as a positive displacement gear pump. The pump is typically used to pump fluids such as asphalt, polymers, fats, hot oils and food additives. You indicate that the pump may be imported as a “bare shaft pump”, without a motor, coupling or base plate, or as a “complete pump package”, which consists of the pump, motor and coupling, all mounted onto a common base plate. You also indicate that the complete pump package may include a reduction gear to lower the rotational speed of the pump shaft.

The applicable subheading for the gear pump, whether or not imported with a motor, coupling, base plate or reduction gear, will be 8413.60.0090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other rotary positive displacement pumps. The rate of duty is free.

In your request you also inquire as to the classification of various parts for the gear pump. Parts gear pumps are, prima facie, provided for as parts of liquid pumps in subheading 8413.91.9080, HTSUS. However, parts of pumps, such as mechanical seals, valves, gears, gaskets, etc., are generally more specifically provided for in subheadings other than HTSUS subheading 8413.91.9080.

We need additional information in order to issue a ruling on the classification of specific parts for the gear pump. Please provide a detailed description of each part you wish us to consider. The description should identify the material(s) from which the part is made and include an explanation of the function of the part with respect to the operation pump. Please limit your ruling request to a maximum of 5 items of the same class or kind.

If you decide to resubmit your request, please include all of the material that we have returned to you and mail your request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Customs Information Exchange, 10th Floor, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119, attn: Binding Rulings Section. If the information required does not involve sending a sample, you can re-submit your request and the additional information electronically.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 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 Kenneth T. Brock at 646-733-3009.


Robert B. Swierupski

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