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NY B89003

October 21, 1997

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 B89003


TARIFF NO.:2918.23.2000

Mr. Ralph C. Meola
CN 7500
Cranbury, New Jersey 08512-7500

RE: The tariff classification of Ethyl Salicylate (CAS # 118-61-6) from Brazil and France

Dear Mr. Meola:

In your letter dated August 27, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for Ethyl Salicylate, also known as 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid, ethyl ester, will be 2918.23.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for carboxylic acids with phenol function but without other oxygen function, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: other esters of salicylic acid and their salts; other: odoriferous or flavoring compounds. The rate of duty will be 10.3 percent ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 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 Stephanie Joseph at 212-466-5768.


Robert B. Swierupski

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