Mr. Eric Cheng
H&C Industries
1311 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, California 90501

RE: The tariff classification of a polyvinyl acetate in aqueous dispersion from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Cheng:

In your letter dated June 4, 2012 you requested a tariff classification ruling. You provided a Technical Bulletin and MSDS sheets for our review.

AE-6036 Polyvinyl Acetate Emulsion consists of a polyvinyl acetate homopolymer in aqueous dispersion. The product will be imported for use in general adhesives applications for paper and wood products.

The applicable subheading for AE-6036 Polyvinyl Acetate Emulsion will be 3905.12.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for: Poly(vinyl acetate), in primary forms: In aqueous dispersion. The rate of duty will be 4% ad valorem.

This merchandise may be subject to the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which are administered by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Information on the TSCA can be obtained by contacting the EPA at 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, by calling the TSCA Assistance Line at (202) 554-1404, by Fax at (202) 554-5603, by e-mail to: or by visiting their website at

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 Frank Cantone at (646) 733-3038.


Thomas J. Russo
National Commodity Specialist Division