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HQ 954759

September 3, 1993

CLA-2 CO:R:C:F 954759 JGH


TARIFF NO.: 3204.20.5000

Mr. Andrew Sowula
POLCHEM International S.A.
810 North Sixth Street
Allentown, Pa. 18102-1610

RE: Classification of Optical Brighteners

Dear Mr. Sowula:

Your letter of July 14, 1993, concerns the classification of certain optical brighteners from Poland under the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTSUS).


The optical brighteners listed, Heliofor PN, Heliofor PB, and Heliofor PBX, are said to be used for surface brightening of papers.


Classification of certain optical brighteners.


Heliofors are considered bistriazine derivatives of diaminostilbenesulfonic acids.

Products of Poland are entitled to the General Rates of Duty.


The Heliofors described are classifiable under the provision for other synthetic organic products of a kind used as fluorescent brightening agents in subheading 3204.20.5000, HTSUS. The rate of duty is 8.1 percent ad valorem.


John Durant, Director

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