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NY 858091

DEC 21 1990

CLA-2-39:S:N:N1:238 858091


TARIFF NO.: 3907.60.0010

Ms. Cheryl Dobson
Gates Formed-Fiber Products, Inc.
Washington Street
Auburn, Me 04210

RE: The tariff classification of Polyethylene terephtalate from Taiwan.

Dear Ms. Cheryl Dobson:

In your letter dated October 29, 1990 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The product, polyethylene terephtalate, is a recycled polyester resin from used soda bottles and is in flake form. It will be used to manufacture baled fiber for automobile trunk liners.

The applicable subheading for the polyethylene terephtalate will be 3907.60.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bottle-grade polyethylene terephtalate resins. The rate of duty will be 3.1 cents per kilogram plus 9 percent ad valorum.

This merchandise may be subject to the regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances. You may contact them at 402 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, telephone number (800) 424-9086.

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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