Erika Cadengo
Import/Export Specialist
Lang-Mekra North America
101 Tillessen Blvd.
Ridgeway, SC 29130

RE: The tariff classification of actuators from Romania

Dear Ms. Cadengo:

In your letter dated August 25, 2014, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise in question is a motor actuator (Part # 085751012U). This device is used to tilt the glass of the rear view mirror horizontally and vertically from the interior of the vehicle The actuator incorporates two small DC brushless single-phase electric motors in a plastic injection-molded housing. The actuator utilizes a screw drive mechanism and is equipped with a thermal protection and electromagnetic noise suppression features. The maximum output of the motors is 18.65 Watts.

The applicable subheading for the actuator (Part # 085751012U) will be 8501.10.6040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "other electric motors, of an output of 18.65 watts or more but not exceeding 37.5 watts: DC: Brushless”. The general rate of duty will be 2.8 percent ad valorem.

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

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 Karl Moosbrugger at


Gwenn Klein Kirschner
National Commodity Specialist Division