Mr. John L. Crenshaw
Mallinckrodt Medical, Inc.
675 McDonnell Blvd.
P.O. Box 5840
St. Louis, MO 63134
RE: The tariff classification of Diatrizoic Acid from Japan
Dear Mr. Crenshaw:
In your letter dated November 4, 1991 you requested a tariff
The applicable HTS subheading for Diatrizoic Acid also known
as 3,5-Diacetamido-2,4,6-triiodobenzoic Acid will be
2924.29.0500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for carboxyamide-function compounds; amide-
function compounds of carbonic acid: cyclic amides (including
cyclic carbamates)and their derivatives; salts thereof: other:
aromatic: 3,5-Diacetamido-2,4,6-triiodobenzoic acid. The duty
rate will be 5.3 percent ad valorem.
Diatrizoic Acid does not qualify for duty free treatment
under subheading 9902.29.01, which provides for precursors for
photographic color couplers and subheading 9902.37.07, which
provides for photographic color couplers.
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
New York Seaport