CLA-2-240:S:N:N1:240 854331

Ms. Joan von Doehren
Interchem Corporation
120 Rt. 17 North Suite 115
Paramus, New Jersey 07652

RE: The tariff classification of N-Acetylglycine, 2,6- Dichlorobenzyl cyanide and Phenylacetone from France.

Dear Ms. Joan von Doehren:

In your letter dated June 8, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The applicable HTS subheading for N-Acetylglycine CAS 543- 24-8, also known as acetamidoacetic acid will be 2924.10.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for carboxyamide-function compounds, amide-function compounds of carbonic acid: acyclic amides (including acyclic carbamates) and their derivatives; salts thereof: amides: other. The duty rate will be 3.7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable HTS subheading for 2,6-Dichlorobenzyl cyanide CAS 3215-64-3, also known as 2,6-Dichlorobenzenacetonitrile will be 2926.90.3500, which provides for nitrile-function compounds: other: aromatic: other: other. The rate of duty will be 13.5 percent ad valorem.

The applicable HTS subheading for Phenylacetone CAS 103-79- 7, also known as 1-Phenyl-2-propanone will be 2914.30.0000, which provides for aromatic ketones without other oxygen function. The rate of duty will be 11.9 percent ad valorem.

Phenylacetone may be subject to the regulations of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). You may contact them at 1405 I Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, telephone number (202) 382-2090. This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have already been filed, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport