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NY C85907

April 7, 1998

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 C85907


TARIFF NO.:2909.50.4500

Ms. Daniele Contestable
Allchem Industries Inc.
4001 Newberry Road
Gainesville, Florida 32607

RE:: The tariff classification of Triclosan (CAS # 3380-34-5) from China

Dear Ms. Contestable:

In your letter dated March 30, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for Triclosan, also known as 5-Chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenol will be 2909.50.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: other: other: products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI. Pursuant to General Note 13 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, this product will be free of duty.

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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