OCT 02 1990
Mr. Walter R. Klein
Repap Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 766, 2650 Eisenhower Avenue
Valley Forge, PA 19482
RE: The tariff classification of Alcell lignin from Canada.
Dear Mr. Klein:
In your letter dated August 24, 1990, on behalf of Alcell
Development, Inc. you requested a tariff classification ruling.
Alcell lignin is a trade name for material generically known
as organosolv lignin. The material in the form of a fine brown
powder is a byproduct of an organosolv pulping process called the
Alcell (for alcohol cellulose) process.
The applicable subheading for the Alcell lignin will be
3913.90.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for natural polymers, not elsewhere
specified or included, in primary forms, other, other. The duty
rate will be 2,2 cents per kilo plus 7.7 percent ad valorem.
Goods classifiable under subheading 3913.90.5000, HTS,
which have originated in the territory of Canada, will be
entitled to a 4.6 percent rate of duty under the United States-
Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) upon compliance with all
This merchandise may be subject to the regulations of the
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticides and Toxic
Substances. You may contact them at 402 M Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20460, telephone number (800) 424-9086.
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 been filed without a copy, this ruling should be
brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the
Jean F. Maguire
New York Seaport