Mr. De Sheng
De Sheng & Company
9915 Claymore Drive
Dallas, TX 75243
RE: The tariff classification of cellulose nitrate, in primary form, from
Dear Mr Sheng:
In your letter dated September 21, 1993, you requested a tariff
The subject merchandise consists of nitrocellulose (80% by weight), in
dispersion form, with an added plasticizer (dibutyl phthalate, 20% by weight).
You describe the composition as follows:
(1) RS 1/2 ISO Wet (nitrocellulose) 80%
(2) DPB (dibutyl phthalate) 20%
The applicable subheading for this product will be 3912.20.0000,
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for
cellulose nitrates (including collodions). The rate of duty will be 5.2
percent ad valorem.
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 SW, Washington, DC 20460, telephone number (202) 554-
1404, or EPA Region II at (908) 321-6669.
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
New York Seaport