CLA-2-29:S:N:N1:235 860819

Mr. Richard B. Olsen
Vice President, Finance & Purchasing
GAF Chemicals Corporation
1361 Alps Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470-3688

RE: The tariff classification of three chemicals from Germany.

Dear Mr. Olsen:

In your letter dated February 11, 1991, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading and duty for the listed compounds under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), will be as follows:

Chemical HTS no Duty

1,4 butanediol 2905.39.1000 11.5 percent ad valorem butynediol flakes 2905.39.1000 11.5 percent ad valorem tetrahydrofuran 2932.11.0000 3.7 percent ad valorem

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 transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport