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NY L85527

June 28, 2005

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 L85527


TARIFF NO.: 2922.49.3000

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

RE: The tariff classification of L-Alanine benzyl ester hcl, CAS # 5557-83-5, imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated May 26, 2005 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, L-Alanine benzyl ester hcl, is an aromatic, amino acid ester salt indicated for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for L-Alanine benzyl ester hcl, also known as L-Alanine, phenylmethyl ester, hydrochloride, will be 2922.49.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Amino-acids, other than those containing more than one kind of oxygen function, and their esters; salts thereof: Other: Aromatic: Other: Other: Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI.. The rate of duty will be 6.5 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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