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NY 865616

August 21, 1991

CLA-2-29:S:N:N1:240 865616


TARIFF NO.: 2918.90.4500

Mr. Edmund J. Corboy
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
9655 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-5299

RE: The tariff classification of p-Vanillic Acid (CAS # 121-34- 6) from France

Dear Mr. Corboy:

In your letter dated July 25, 1991, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable HTS subheading for p-Vanillic Acid (CAS # 121-34-6) will be 2918.90.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: other: aromatic: other: other: other. The duty rate will be 3.7 cents per kilo plus 17.9 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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