Mr. John S. Woodcock
Hampshire Chemical Corporation
55 Hayden Avenue
Lexington, MA 02173
RE: The tariff classification of DAXAD 19LS from China and
Dear Mr. Woodcock:
In your letter dated June 21, 1996, you requested a tariff
The subject product, DAXAD 19LS, for which a sample was
submitted, consists of a brown powder composed of sodium
polynaphthalene sulfonate (an aromatic, thermosetting polymer).
According to the descriptive literature submitted, the product is
used as a dispersing agent in a variety of applications.
The applicable subheading for the subject product will be
3911.90.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for: "Petroleum resins, coumarone-indene
resins, polyterpenes, polysulfides, polysulfones and other
products specified in Note 3 to this chapter, not elsewhere
specified or included, in primary forms: Other: Other: Containing
monomer units which are aromatic or modified aromatic, or which
are obtained, derived or manufactured in whole or in part
therefrom: Thermosetting: Other." The rate of duty will be 5.8
percent ad valorem.
This merchandise may be subject to the regulations of the
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticides and Toxic
Substances. You may contact them at 402 M Street, S.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20460, telephone number (202) 554-1404, or EPA
Region II at (908) 321-6669.
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
Cornelius Reilly at 212-466-5770.
Roger J. Silvestri