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NY 807820

May 11, 1995

CLA-2-72:S:N:N3:118 807820


TARIFF NO.: 7202.99.5040

Ms. Li-Ting Hanson
Alda Trading
22520-6 Jeffrey Mark Crt.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

RE: The tariff classification of a rare earth silicon ferroalloy from China.

Dear Ms. Hanson:

This is in response to your request for a tariff classification ruling dated May 3, 1995.

You describe your product, RE 33 SI, as being a rare earth silicon ferroalloy. It is composed of the following elements:

Rare Earth 32.0 to 34.9 percent by weight Silicon 45.0 to 55.0 percent by weight
Magnesium less than 0.3 percent by weight Calcium less than 2 percent by weight
Aluminum less than 1.5 percent by weight
Titanium less than 0.3 percent by weight
Iron 4 percent or more by weight.

You indicate that the alloy is widely used as an additive agent for steel making and iron casting, as additive composition of spheroidizing agents in the ductile iron, as inoculate of gray cast iron, and as deoxidant and desulfurization agents.

The provision applicable to this product will be subheading 7202.99.5040, HTS, which provides for: Ferroalloys: Other: Other. The rate of duty is 5 percent ad valorem.

If you require a scope determination ruling on the applicability of the anti-dumping duty to your product, please write directly to:

Director, Office of Anti-Dumping Compliance International Trade Administration
United States Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C. 20230

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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