Ms. Beth Van Antwerp
4075 Lake Michigan Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
RE: The tariff classification of servo motors and transistor
drives for servo motors from Italy.
Dear Ms. Van Antwerp:
In your letter dated March 7, 1990, you requested a tariff
Your letter describes the merchandise as follows:
1. The transistor drives, identified in the submitted literature
as models PWME 140x8/16 and PWME 140x14/28, are described
as articles which supplies power and controls the speed of
the servo motor.
2. The servo motors, identified in the literature as model ROT6-
2,6/7.2 Nm, are described as DC motors with a maximum output
of 2,000 to 10,000 Watts.
The applicable HTS subheading for the transistor drives will
be 8537.10.0040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States,
(HTS) which provides for "[m]otor control centers." The rate of
duty will be 5.3 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for the servo motors will be
8501.32.2000, HTS, which provides for "[e]lectric motors: [o]f an
output exceeding 750 Watts but not exceeding 75 KW: [m]otors:
[e]xceeding 750 W but not exceeding 14.92 KW." The rate of duty
will be 3.7 percent ad valorem.
Articles classifiable under subheading 8501.32.2000, HTS,
and are the products of Italy, and certified for use in civil
aircraft in accordance with General Note 3(c)(iv), HTS, are
entitled to duty free treatment under the Agreement on Trade in
Civil Aircraft upon compliance with all applicable
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
Jean F. Maguire
New York Seaport