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NY L80390

November 24, 2004

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 L80390


TARIFF NO.: 2930.90.1000

Mr. Malvie Wyre
Sojitz Corporation of America
Chemicals Dept.
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

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

Dear Mr. Wyre:

In your letter dated October 13, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

According to the 2004 edition of the Crop Protection Handbook, the subject product, Thiophanate-methyl, is a fungicide for broad-spectrum disease control in vegetables, fruit, turf, almonds, celery, peanuts and soybeans.

The applicable subheading for Thiophanate-methyl, imported in bulk form, will be 2930.90.1000, Harmonized Tariff of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Organo-sulfur compounds: Other: Aromatic: Pesticides.” The rate of duty will be 6.5 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 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460, telephone (202) 260-2090.

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 646-733-3033.


Robert B. Swierupski

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