AUG 27 1990
Mr. Rene A. Taylor
916 Old Hickory Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
RE: The tariff classification of universal AC/DC motors from West Germany.
Dear Mr. Taylor:
In your letter dated August 15, 1990 you requested a tariff
Your letter indicates that the merchandise is AC/DC motors and gear
motors. The output ranges from 14.9 kw to 1000 kw. Under the Harmonized
Tariff Schedules there is no distinction between motors and gear motors for
The applicable subheading for the motors will be 8501.20.6000,
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for
universal AC/DC motors of an output exceeding 37.5 watts, other. The rate of
duty will be 3.7 percent ad valorem.
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
New York Seaport