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NY 860825

Apr 08 1991

CLA-2-34:S:N:N1:236 860825


TARIFF NO.: 3404.90.5000

Mr. John M. Peterson
Neville, Peterson & Williams
39 Broadway
New York, New York 10006

RE: The tariff classification of Alkenses C30 or Diacarna 30 (Artificial Wax) from Japan

Dear Mr. Peterson:

In your letter dated February 25, 1990, on behalf of your client, Mitsubishi Kasei America, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You indicate that the principal uses of Diacarna 30 are as floor polishes, pigment dispersants, ceramic binders, thermal carbon additives, PVC lubricants, rust inhibitors, paper coatings, release agents, petroleum additives, and wax hardeners.

Samples were tested in the United States Customs New York Laboratory and their report is as follows: The sample, white brittle flakes, is a copolymer of maleic anhydride and alpha olefin. The product meets the criteria outlined in the Explanatory Notes for artificial waxes and prepared waxes.

The applicable subheading for Alkenses C30 or Diacarna 30 will be 3404.90.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for artificial waxes and prepared waxes, other. The rate of duty will be free.

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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