Ms. Joan von Doehren
120 Route 17 North, Suite 115
Paramus, N.J. 07652
RE: The tariff classification of Iminodibenzyl from Italy,2,2,3,3-Tetrafluoropropylmethacrylate from Germany, and Levodopa
Dear Ms. von Doehren:
In your letter dated June 21, 1994, you requested a tariff
classification ruling for the above products. You have indicated
that these products will be imported in bulk form.
The applicable subheading for iminodibenzyl will be
2933.90.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen
hetero-atom(s) only: nucleic acids and their salts: other:
aromatic or modified aromatic. This provision is duty free.
The applicable subheading for 2,2,3,3-tetrafluoro-
propylmethacrylate will be 2916.14.0050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule
of the United States (HTS), which provides for unsaturated acyclic
monocarboxylic acids, cyclic monocarboxylic acids, their
anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated,
sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: unsaturated
acyclic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides,
peroxyacids and their derivatives: esters of methacrylic acid:
other. The rate of duty will be 3.7 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for levodopa will be 2922.50.2500,
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which
provides for oxygen-function amino-compounds: amino-alcohol-
phenols, amino-compounds with oxygen function: aromatic: other.
The rate of duty will be 8.7 percent ad valorem.
Iminodibenzyl may be listed in the Toxic Substance Control Act
(TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory, 1985 ed. Accordingly,
importation may be subject to regulation under the provisions of
the Toxic Substance Control Act (Pub. Law 94-469). Inquiries
regarding the applicability of the TSCA may be addressed to the
Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street, SW
Washington, DC 20460
[Telephone (TSCA Hotline): (202) 554-1404]
Levodopa may be subject to the regulations of the Food and
Drug Administration. You may contact them at 5600 Fishers Lane,
Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone number (301) 443-6553.
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