CLA-2-29:S:N:N7:240 891891

2916.39.4000; 2916.39.7000

Mr. Hoi-Nam Chow
Richard's Pacific Consultants
986 Wildwood Avenue
Daly City, CA 94015

RE: The tariff classification of P-Aminobenzoic Acid (CAS # 150-13-0), Ethyl P-Aminobenzoate (CAS # 94-09-7)) aka Benzocaine, Methyl P-Aminobenzoate (CAS # 619-45-4), Ethyl P-Nitrobenzoate (CAS # 99-77-4), Methyl P-Nitrobenzoate (CAS # 619-50-1) from China

Dear Mr. Chow:

In your letter dated October 15, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The applicable HTS subheadings and duty rates for these products will be as follows:


P-Aminobenzoic Acid 2922.49.1000 5.8 percent ad valorem

Ethyl P-Aminobenzoate 2922.49.1500 7 percent ad valorem aka Benzocaine

Methyl P-Aminobenzoate 2922.49.3500 3.7 cents per kilo plus 15.6 percent ad valorem

Ethyl P-Nitrobenzoate 2916.39.4000 13.5 percent ad valorem

Methyl P-Nitrobenzoate 2916.39.7000 3.7 cents per kilo plus 17.9 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 already been filed, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport