CLA-2-39:RR:NC:SP:237 J85091

Ms. Phyllis Aoyama
H&C Industries, Inc.
1311 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501

RE: Tariff classification of Chlorinated Polyethylene (CAS-68410-99-1) from China.

Dear Ms. Aoyama:

In your letter dated August 25, 2003 you requested a tariff classification ruling for CPE-135A Chlorinated Polyethylene (CAS-68410-99-1) for use in water-proof roofing, plastic impact modifiers and processing aids, and wire and cable jacketing. The applicable subheading for CPE-135A Chlorinated Polyethylene (CAS-68410-99-1) will be subheading 3901.90.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other polymers of ethylene in primary forms. The rate of duty is 6.5 percent ad valorem. This merchandise may be subject to the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. You may contact them at 402 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, phone (202) 554-1404. This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time merchandise is imported. If you have any questions on the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Frank Cantone at 646-733-3038.


Robert B. Swierupski
Director, National Commodity
Specialist Division