CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 C89188

Mr. Joseph J. Chivini

Austin Chemical Company, Inc.

1565 Barclay Boulevard

Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-4537

RE: The tariff classification of L-Phenylalanine (CAS # 63-91-1) from Korea

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated May 29, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for L-Phenylalanine will be 2922.49.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Amino-acids and their esters, other than those containing more than one kind of oxygen function; salts thereof: Other: Aromatic: L-Phenylalanine. Pursuant to General Note 13 to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, this product will be free of duty.

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.


Robert B. Swierupski


National Commodity

Specialist Division