Mr. Thomas Czubak
201 Tabor Road
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
RE: The tariff classification of "Novon" thermoplastic starch
pellets from Switzerland
Dear Mr. Czubak:
In your letter dated March 28, 1991 you requested a tariff
classification ruling. This letter will be given confidential
treatment based on the facts supplied to support your claim for
exemption from disclosure.
This is to advise you that in ruling letter 862050 dated May
09, 1991 we incorrectly advised you that the applicable
subheading for "Novon" thermoplastic starch pellets would be
3913.90.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States
(HTS), dutiable at the rate of 2.2 cents per kilo plus 7.7
percent ad valorem.
The corrected applicable subheading for the "Novon"
thermoplastic starch pellets will be 3913.90.2050, Harmonized
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for
Natural polymers and modified natural polymers, polysaccharides
and their derivatives, not elsewhere specified or included, in
primary forms, other. The rate of duty will be 5.8 percent ad
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