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NY N012425

June 27, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 2916.39.4500

Mr. C.M. Mike Holmgren, PE
Core Laboratories
ProTechnics Division
6316 Windfern Road
Houston, Texas 77040

RE: The tariff classification of Sodium 2-(trifluoromethyl)benzoate solution, Product code IWT-2100, CAS No. 2966-44-1, from the United Kingdom

Dear Mr. Holmgren:

In your letter dated June 4, 2007 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Sodium 2-(trifluoromethyl)benzoate solution, CAS No. 2966-44-1, is 10% Sodium 2-(trifluoromethyl)benzoate in an aqueous solution. For tariff classification purposes as per Chapter 29 Note 1(d), products dissolved in water are classified as separate chemically defined organic compounds in Chapter 29. Sodium 2-(trifluoromethyl)benzoate is a sodium salt of a halogenated derivative of an aromatic carboxylic acid indicated for use as a chemical interwell tracer. Based on the information provided, interwell tracers track fluid movement in reservoirs.

The applicable subheading for Sodium 2-(trifluoromethyl)benzoate solution will be 2916.39.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Aromatic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: Other: Other: Other: Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI. The rate of duty will be 6.5 percent ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

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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