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February 1, 1999

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 D84887


TARIFF NO.:2921.49.5000

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

RE: The tariff classification of (±)-a-Methylbenzylamine (CAS # 618-36-0) from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated November 17, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

(±)-a-Methylbenzylamine, a pharmaceutical intermediate, is an aromatic monoamine-function compound. The applicable subheading for (± )-a-Methylbenzylamine, also known as (±)-a-Methylbenzenemethanamine, will be 2921.49.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Amine-function compounds: Aromatic monoamines and their derivatives; salts thereof: Other: Other: Other: Other..... The rate of duty will be 1.2 cents per kilogram plus 12.6 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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