NY 861524
Apr 10 1991

CLA-2-29:S:N:N1:239 861524

Mr. Dean Shah
Spectra Dyestuffs Inc.
9837 Belmont Street
Bellflower, CA 90706

RE: The tariff classification of five dyes from India.

Dear Mr. Shah:

In your letter dated March 12, 1991, you requested a tariff classification ruling the following Dyes:

Product Color Index Number CAS#

Direct Fast Red 5B Direct Red 82 unknown

Fast Violet 2 RL Direct Violet 7 6227-10-7

Direct Violet Direct Violet 9 6227-14-1

Direct Fast Helio B Direct Violet 51 5489-77-0

Paper Yellow T Direct Yellow 11 1325-37-7

The applicable subheading for Direct Fast Red 5B will be 3204.14.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other direct dyes: products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI. The rate of duty will be 15 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for Fast Violet 2 RL, Direct Violet, Direct Fast Helio B and Paper Yellow T will be 3204.14.5000, HTS, which provides for other direct dyes. The rate of duty will be 20 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