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NY 862284

April 29, 1991

CLA-2-28:S:N:N1:235 862284


TARIFF NO.: 2805.30.0000, 2846.90.2010 and 2846.90.5000

Mr. James Wolfe
MPV Lanthanates, Inc.
4880 Robb Street #7
Wheat Ridge, Colo. 80033

RE: The tariff classification of various rare earth compounds and metals from China.

Dear Wolfe:

In your letter dated March 20, 1991, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading and duty under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), for the indicated compounds are as follows:

Chemical HTS no Duty
rare earth mischmetal 2805.30.0000 70.5 cents per kilogram yttrium concentrate (60%) 2846.90.2010 free of duty mixed concentrates of rare earth oxides 2846.90.2010 free of duty yttrium oxide 2846.90.5000 3.7 percent ad valorem * praseodymium oxide 2846.90.5000 3.7 percent ad valorem *Yttrium bearing compounds, provide for in subheading 2846.90.5000 (HTS), containing by weight more than 19% but less than 85% yttrium oxide equivalent are temporarily duty 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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