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NY C85989

April 6, 1998

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 C85989


TARIFF NO.:2917.13.0030

Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-4537

RE: The tariff classification of Sebacic acid (CAS # 111-20-6) from Japan and China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated March 25, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for Sebacic acid, also known as Decanedioic acid, will be 2917.13.0030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Acyclic polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: Azelaic acid, sebacic acid, their salts and esters: Sebacic acid. The rate of duty will be 4.8 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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