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NY H85020

August 15, 2001

CLA-2-32:RR:NC:2:238 H85020


TARIFF NO.: 3204.17.9085

Mr. Adam Lander
Engelhard Corporation
101 Wood Avenue
P.O. Box 770
Iselin, NJ 08830-0770

RE: The tariff classification of Pigment Red 60:1 (CAS-15782-06-6) from India

Dear Mr. Lander:

In your letter dated August 8, 2001, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Pigment Red 60:1, chemically known as 2-[(2-hydroxy-3,6-disulfo-1-naphthalenyl)azo]benzoic acid, barium salt (2:3), is a synthetic organic pigment indicated for use as an ingredient in the manufacture of coloring preparations.

The applicable subheading for Pigment Red 60:1 will be 3204.17.9085, HTS, which provides for “Synthetic organic coloring matter and preparations based thereon as specified in Note 3 to this chapter: Pigments and preparations based thereon: Other: Other: Other.” The rate of duty will be 10.6 percent ad valorem. At the present time, pursuant to General Note 4(b)(i) - 4(b)(ii), HTS, this merchandise is not eligible for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).

This merchandise may be subject to the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. You may contact them at 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, telephone number (202) 554-1404, or EPA Region II at (732) 321-6669.

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 Harvey Kuperstein at 212-637-7068.


Robert B. Swierupski

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