CLA-2-85:RR:NC:MA: 112 A86547
Mr. Steve Runge
Springfield Wire, Inc.
P.O. Box 638
243 Cottage Street
Springfield, MA 01102-0638
RE: The tariff classification of motor protectors from England
Dear Mr. Runge:
In your letter dated August 9, 1996 you requested a tariff
As indicated by the submitted samples and descriptive
literature, these motor protectors are for use in electric motors
which control the windshield wipers, windows, trunk and seat
adjusters in automobiles. They consist of covered bimetallic
blades mounted in a plastic housing. The blades either open or
close the electrical circuit of a motor in response to a
temperature rise or fall. When the temperature within the motor
rises, the circuit opens and the motor shuts off until the
temperature falls enough to close the circuit and restart the
The applicable subheading for the motor protectors will be
8536.30.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for motor overload protectors, for a
voltage not exceeding 1,000 V. The rate of duty will be 4.3
percent ad valorem.
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 David
Curran at 212-466-5680.
Roger J. Silvestri