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NY I89008

December 5, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 I89008


TARIFF NO.: 2921.49.5000

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

RE: The tariff classification of Benzylamine hydrochloride, CAS 3287-99-8 from India

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated November 22, 2002 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Benzylamine hydrochloride, CAS 3287-99-8, also known as Benzenemethanamine, hydrochloride, is a bulk pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for Benzylamine hydrochloride will be 2921.49.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Amine-function compounds: Aromatic monoamines and their derivatives; salts thereof: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 0.5 cents per kilo plus 9 percent ad valorem. The rate of duty for 2003 will be 0.2 cents per kilo plus 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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