Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-4537
RE: The tariff classification of Eicosanoic acid (CAS # 506-30-9) from China
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated June 17, 1998, you requested a tariff
The applicable subheading for Eicosanoic acid, will be
2915.90.1050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids
and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their
halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:
Other: Acids: Fatty acids of animal or vegetable origin.....
Other..... The rate of duty will be 5 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.
Robert B. Swierupski