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NY L86432

October 24, 2005

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 L86432


TARIFF NO.: 2919.00.5050

Mr. Troy Clarke
CBT International, Inc. CHB
110 West Ocean Blvd. Suite 728
Long Beach, CA 90802

RE: The tariff classification of Calcium magnesium phytate, CAS # 3615-82-5, imported in bulk powder form, from Japan

Dear Mr. Clarke:

In your letter dated June 24, 2005 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Calcium magnesium phytate, is a salt of a nonaromatic phosphoric acid ester indicated for use as a dietary supplement.

The applicable subheading for Calcium magnesium phytate, also known as Myo-Inositol, hexakis (dihydrogen phosphate), calcium magnesium salt, will be 2919.00.5050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Phosphoric esters and their salts, including lactophosphates; their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 3.7 percent ad valorem. 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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