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NY 813523

October 12, 1995

CLA-2-39:R:N2:238 813523


TARIFF NO.: 3909.50.5000

Mr. Thomas R. Dirmyer
BF Goodrich Specialty Chemicals
9911 Breckville Road
Cleveland, OH 44141-3247

RE: The tariff classification of ESTANE 5799P polyurethane resin, in pellet form, from Belgium

Dear Mr. Dirmyer:

In your letter dated July 13, 1995 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, ESTANE 5799P, is a polyester-based thermoplastic urethane resin. According to the U.S. Customs laboratory in New York, the dumbbell-shaped specimens submitted by you for testing are not "elastomeric" within the meaning of Additional U.S. Note 1 to Chapter 39, HTSUSA.

The applicable subheading for the subject product will be 3909.50.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: "Amino-resins, phenolic resins and polyurethanes, in primary forms: Polyurethanes: Other." The rate of duty will be 6.3 percent ad valorem.

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 (202) 554-1404) or EPA Region II at (908) 321-6669.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist C. Reilly at 212-466-5770.


Roger J. Silvestri

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