Mr. Michael P. Ward
Nichmen America Inc.
1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New Yor 10036
RE: The tariff classification of fumaric acid derived fron
benzene from Japan.
Dear Mr. Ward:
In your letter dated February 8, 1993, you requested a
tariff classification ruling.
The applicable subheading for the product described above
will be 2917.19.1500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United
States (HTS), which provides for fumaric acid derived from
hydrocarbons. 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
Jean F. Maguire
New York Seaport