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NY J87123

August 22, 2003

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 J87123


TARIFF NO.: 2930.90.1000

Mr. Richard Clark
Nations Ag II, LLC
2901-12 Rivendell
Knoxville, TN 37922

RE: The tariff classification of Thiophanate-Methyl Technical (CAS-23564-05-8), imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Clark:

In your letter dated August 7, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

According to the Farm Chemicals Handbook 2002, the subject product, Thiophanate-Methyl Technical, is indicated for use as a systemic fungicide.

The applicable subheading for Thiophanate-Methyl Technical, imported in bulk form, will be 2930.90.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Organo-sulfur compounds: Other: Aromatic: Pesticides." The rate of duty will be 7.1 percent ad valorem.

This merchandise may be subject to the requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs. You may contact them at 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20460, telephone number (703) 305-7092. You may also contact the EPA Regional Office (Region 4), located in Atlanta, GA, at (404) 562-9900.

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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