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NY 852059

May 15,1990

CLA-2-38:S:N:N1:235 852059


TARIFF NO.: 3815.90.5000

Mr. Ralph C. Meola
Rhone-Poulenc Inc.
CN 5266
Princeton, New Jersey 08543-5266

RE: The tariff classification of DBP-50 from France.

Dear Mr. Meola:

In your letter dated April 26, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

According to your inquiry this product is composed of 2,4 dichlorobenzoylperoxide, polydimethylsiloxane and di-N- butylpthalate and is used in hot air vulcanization extrusion of silicone elastomers containig non-vinylated polymer.

The applicable subheading for this product will be 3815.90.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for organic catalysts. The rate of duty will be 5 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
Area Director

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