CLA-2-29:RR:NC:FC:240 A85569

Mr. Joseph Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-9160

RE: The tariff classification of 5-Nitroisophthalic Acid (CAS # 618-88-2) from Germany

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated July 2, 1996, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for 5-Nitroisophthalic Acid (CAS# 618-88-2) will be 2917.39.7000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other aromatic polycarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives. The rate of duty will be 17.3 percent ad valorem.

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 212-466-5768.


Roger J. Silvestri
National Commodity
Specialist Division