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March 30, 1999

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 D88766


TARIFF NO.:2922.49.3000

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

RE: The tariff classification of Dibenzyl d-aspartate-p-toluene sulfonate salt (CAS # 4079-64-5) from Japan

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated February 16, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Dibenzyl d-aspartate-p-toluene sulfonate salt, a biological intermediate, is an aromatic ester of an amino acid.

The applicable subheading for Dibenzyl d-aspartate-p-toluene sulfonate salt, also known as d-Aspartic acid, bis(phenylmethyl) ester, 4-methylbenzenesulfonate, will be 2922.49.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Oxygen-function amino-compounds: Amino-acids and their esters, other than those containing more than one kind of oxygen function; salts thereof: Other: Aromatic: Other: Other: Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI..... The rate of duty will be 10 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 212-637-7066.


Robert B. Swierupski

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