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NY H85774

December 13, 2001

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 H85774


TARIFF NO.: 2912.42.0000

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

RE: The tariff classification of Ethylvanillin, imported in bulk, (CAS # 121-32-4) from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated November 20, 2001, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Ethylvanillin, is indicated for use as a nutraceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for Ethylvanillin, also known as Benzaldehyde, 3-ethoxy-4-hydroxy-, will be 2912.42.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Aldehyde-ethers, aldehyde-phenols and aldehydes with other oxygen function: Ethylvanillin (3-Ethoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde).. The rate of duty will be 8.7 percent. The rate of duty in 2002 will be 7.7 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 646-733-3268.


Robert B. Swierupski

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