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NY G81199

October 12, 2000

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 G81199


TARIFF NO.: 2921.51.5000

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

RE: The tariff classification of 3,4-Diaminotoluene (CAS # 496-72-0) from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated August 15, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

3,4-Diaminotoluene, also known as 4-Methyl-1,2-benzenediamine, is an aromatic polyamine used as a chemical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for 3,4-Diaminotoluene will be 2921.51.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Aromatic polyamines and their derivatives; salts thereof: o-, m-, p-Phenylenediamine, diaminotoluenes, and their derivatives; salts thereof: Other: Other: Other.. The rate of duty will be 1 cent per kilogram plus 11.4 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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