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NY 852408

June 1, 1990

CLA-2-28:S:N:N1:235 852408


TARIFF NO.: 2846.10.0000 and 2846.90.5000

Mr. Philip P. Choban, President
MPV Lanthanides, Inc.
24371 Lorain Road #202
Olmsted, Ohio 44070

RE: The tariff classification of samarium oxide, europium oxide, cerium oxide, lanthanum oxide and gadalinium oxide from the Peoples Republic of China.

Dear Mr. Choban:

In your letter dated May 9, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for samarium oxide and cerium oxide will be 2846.10.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for cerium compounds. The rate of duty will be 7.2 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for europium oxide, lanthanum oxide and gadolinium oxide will be 2846.90.5000 which provides for rare-earth compounds. The rate of 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
Area Director

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