Mr. Robert H. Varland
Nipa Hardwicke Inc.
3411 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
RE: The tariff classification of Meta-phenoxybenzyl alcohol (CAS
# 13826-35-2) and Meta-phenoxybenzaldehyde (CAS # 39515-51-0) from India and Israel
Dear Mr. Varland:
In your letter dated July 29, 1998, you requested a tariff
The applicable subheading for Meta-phenoxybenzyl alcohol,
also known as 3-Phenoxy-benzenemethanol, will be 2909.49.1000,
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which
provides for Ether-alcohols and their halogenated, sulfonated
nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Aromatic: Other:
Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI......
The rate of duty will be 10.3 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for Meta-phenoxybenzaldehyde, also
known as 3-Phenoxy-benzaldehyde, will be 2912.49.2500, Harmonized
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for
Aldehyde-ethers, aldehyde-phenols and aldehydes with other oxygen
function: Other: Aromatic: Other..... The rate of duty will
be 9.3 percent ad valorem.
Chemical compounds classifiable under subheading
2909.49.1000 and 2912.49.2500, HTS, which are products of Israel
are entitled to duty free treatment under the United States-Israel Free Trade Area Implementation Act of 1985 upon compliance
with all applicable regulations.
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