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HQ 955903

May 4, 1994

CLA-2 CO:R:C:F 955903 K


TARIFF NO.: 2933.39.4700

Mr. John Aldridge
Attorney In Fact
Abbott Laboratories
6HD AP30
One Abbott Park Road
Abbott Park, Illinois 60064-3500

RE: Tariff Classification of 3-Pyridyl-Carbinol-4-Nitrophenyl Carbonate

Dear Mr. Aldridge:

This is in response to your requests of February 9 and March 17, 1994, for a ruling concerning the tariff classification of the above-referenced chemical. Our response does not concern the status of merchandise admitted into a Foreign Trade Zone for use in further processing.


The chemical, 3-Pyridyl-Carbinol-4-Nitrophenyl Carbonate, is described as a component in the production of a bulk drug. A Customs laboratory report indicates that by reference to the registry number, 32939-32-5, with the Chemical Abstracts Service (C.A.S.), of the American Chemical Society, the chemical is also known as Carbonic Acid, 4-Nitrophenyl 3-Pyridylmethyl Ester and is used as an intermediate. The registry number is not listed under the Chemical Appendix, to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).


The issue concerns the classification of the above-described chemical.


The chemical, 3-Pyridyl-Carbinol-4-Nitrophenyl Carbonate, is an heterocyclic compound, containing an unfused pyridine ring,
provided for in subheading 2933.39.4700, HTSUS.


The chemical, 3-Pyridyl-Carbinol-4-Nitrophenyl Carbonate, is classifiable in subheading 2933.39.4700, HTSUS, which provides for other heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only; nucleic acids and their salts:...Compounds containing an unfused pyridine ring (whether or not hydrogenated) in the structure:...Other:...Other:...Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI, with duty at the general rate of 13.5 percent ad valorem.


John Durant, Director

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