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NY I86627

October 28, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 I86627


TARIFF NO.: 2924.29.1000

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

RE: The tariff classification of Aspartame, CAS # 22839-47-0, imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated October 1, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Aspartame, also known as L-Phenylalanine, L-a-aspartyl-, 2-methyl ester, is indicated for use a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for Aspartame will be 2924.29.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Cyclic amides (including cyclic carbamates) and their derivatives; salts thereof: Other: Aromatic: Aspartame.. Pursuant to General Note 13 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, this product will be free of duty.

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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