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February 8, 1999

CLA-2-13:RR:NC:2:236 D86582


TARIFF NO.: 1302.32.0020

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

RE: The tariff classification of Guar Gum from India.

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated January 8, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for Guar Gum will be 1302.32.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, which provides for Pectic substances, pectinates and pectates: Mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from vegetable products: Mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from locust beans; locust bean seeds or guar seeds: Guar. The rate of duty will be Free.

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 V. Gualario at 212-637-7062.


Robert B. Swierupski

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