George R. Tuttle
Law Offices of George R. Tuttle
Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1160
San Francisco, CA 94111
RE: The tariff classification of a magnetic connector unit (MCU) for an
antilock braking system (ABS) from Germany
Dear Mr. Tuttle:
In your letter dated April 2, 1997, you requested a tariff
classification ruling on behalf of Temic Telefunken MicroElectronics GmbH.
The magnetic connector unit (MCU) will be connected to the electronic
control unit (ECU) in an automotive antilock braking system (ABS). When the
brakes are applied, the ECU analyzes the signals from sensors which report how
fast each wheel is turning to the ECU. Based on this analysis, the ECU issues
signals to the MCU which converts these signals into electromagnetic fields
which, in turn, control the amount of braking force applied to each wheel.
The applicable subheading for the MCU will be 9032.89.6085, Harmonized
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other automatic
regulating or controlling apparatus. The rate of duty will be 3 percent ad
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the
Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).
A copy of this 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 this ruling, contact National
Import Specialist Eric Francke at (212) 466-5669.
Robert B. Swierupski
Chief, Metals and Machinery Branch