Ms. Laura Heyburn
Firmenich Incorporated
250 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

RE: The tariff classification of a mixture used in the manufacture of beverages from Belgium.

Dear Ms. Heyburn:

In your letter dated November 21, 2022, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The instant product is a substance known as Additive B. It is a chemical mixture that will be used in the manufacture of beverages. Additive B is a processing aid which does not give the finished beverage any nutritional qualities or improve its other characteristics.

The applicable subheading for Additive B will be 3824.99.9397, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Prepared binders for foundry molds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included: Other: Other: Other: Other: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 5 percent 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., Mail Code 70480, Washington, D.C., by telephone at (202) 554-1404, 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 the 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 John Bobel at [email protected].


Steven A. Mack
National Commodity Specialist Division