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NY 895749

April 13, 1994

CLA-2-33:S:N:N7:240 895749


TARIFF NO.: 3301.29.5050

Ms. Carol Aisha Blackshire
Ayesha Products, Inc.
301 Barclay Court
Langhorne, PA 19047

RE: The tariff classification of essential oils - Thyme Red Oil (thymus vulgaris), Wild Thyme Oil (thymus serpyllum), Turpentine (gutierrezia sarothrae), Valerian Oil (valeriana officinalis) and Vervain Oil (verbena officinalis) from France

Dear Ms. Blackshire:

In your letter dated March 8, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.


Thyme Red Oil (thymus vulgaris) 3301.29.5050 Free (pure, unadulterated red thyme oil)

Wild Thyme Oil (thymus serpyllum) 3301.29.5050 Free (pure, unadulterated wild thyme oil)

Valerian Oil (valeriana officinalis) 3301.29.5050 Free (steam distilled valerian oil)

These products may be subject to the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration. You may contact them at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone number (202) 443-3380.

Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on turpentine (gutierrezia sarothrae) and vervain (verbena officinalis), under the HTS. Your request for a classification ruling for turpentine should include a sample, a flowchart of the manufacturing process, purity of the product and laboratory analysis of the components present in turpentine. Is product produced from wood stumps or from distillation of fresh oleoresins exuded from living pine trees? Your request for a classification ruling for vervain oil should include a sample, laboratory analysis of vervain, and other names for vervain oil. Is vervain a pure, unadulterated essential oil? Is the product distilled or extracted?

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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