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NY 854461

AUG 07 1990

CLA-2-29:S:N:N1:240 854461


TARIFF NO.: 2916.33.2000; 2918.90.4500; 2926.90.4000

Ms. Joan von Doehren
InterChem Corporation
120 Rt. 17 North Suite 115
Paramus, N.J. 07652

RE: The tariff classification of Phenylacetonitrile CAS # 140-29- 4, p-Methoxyphenylacetic acid CAS # 104-01-8, and Methylphenylacetate CAS # 101-41-7 from France.

Dear Ms. von Doehren:

In your letter dated July 6, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable HTS subheading for Phenylacetonitrile, CAS# 140-29-4, will be 2926.90.4000, which provides for nitrile- function compounds: aromatic: other. The rate of duty will be 20 percent ad valorem.

The applicable HTS subheading for p-Methoxyphenylacetic acid, CAS# 104-01-8, will be 2918.90.4500, which provides for carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives, other. The rate of duty will be 3.7 cents per kilo plus 17.9 percent ad valorem.

The applicable HTS subheading for Methylphenylacetate, CAS# 101-41-7, will be 2916.33.2000, which provides for aromatic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives, other: odoriferous or flavoring compounds. The rate of duty will be 11.9 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 already been filed, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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