CLA-2-85:S:N:N1: 112 813927
Mr. Walter R. Burke
Texas Instruments, Inc.
34 Forest Street
P.O. Box 2964
Attleboro, MA 02703-0964
RE: The tariff classification of a motor overload protector from
Dear Mr. Burke:
In your letter dated August 14, 1995 you requested a tariff
The submitted descriptive literature provides technical
information on the model 6AP, TH12 and 15AM motor protectors.
Although of slightly different construction, each of these models
employs a bimetallic element to cause an interruption of
electrical flow to the electric motor when a fault condition is
detected. The increased current flow and rise in motor
temperature cause the bimetallic element to open the electrical
contacts and interrupt the flow of electricity. As the motor
temperature cools down, the contacts automatically reset and the
electrical flow is resumed.
The applicable subheading for the motor overload protector
will be 8536.30.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United
States (HTS), which provides for other apparatus for protecting
electrical circuits, for a voltage not exceeding 1000 V: motor
overload protectors. The rate of duty will be 4.8 percent ad
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section
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 David
Curran at 212-466-5680.
Roger J. Silvestri