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NY H82911

August 10, 2001

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 H82911


TARIFF NO.: 2926.90.4400

Mr. Jack D. Mlawski
Galvin & Mlawski
440 Park Avenue South 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016-8067

RE: The tariff classification of N-(α-Cyano-p-hydroxy-α-methylphenethyl)-acetamide, CAS 31915-40-9 from the Netherlands

Dear Mr. Mlawski:

In your letter dated June 14, 2001 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client Merck & Co., Inc.. The product was submitted to the laboratory for analysis.

N-(α-Cyano-p-hydroxy-α-methylphenethyl)-acetamide, CAS 31915-40-9, is a bulk pharmaceutical intermediate used in the production of Metyrosine.

The applicable subheading for of N-(α-Cyano-p-hydroxy-α-methylphenethyl)-acetamide, CAS 31915-40-9 will be 2926.90.4400, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Aromatic nitrile function compounds: Other: Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI. The rate of duty will be 8.6 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 212 637-7066.


Robert B. Swierupski

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