CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 M80201

Mr. Jonathan Hupert
Biddle Sawyer Corporation
21 Penn Plaza
360 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001

RE: The tariff classification of 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 3-amino-, disodium salt, CAS # 135-50-2, imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Hupert:

In your letter dated January 26, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 3-amino-, disodium salt, is a salt of an aromatic monoamine indicated for use as a pigment intermediate.

The applicable subheading for 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 3-amino, disodium salt will be 2921.45.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Aromatic momoamines and their derivatives; salts thereof: Other: Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI. The rate of duty will be 6.5 percent ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at

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 indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Stephanie Joseph at 646-733-3268.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity
Specialist Division