CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 D85166

Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-4537

RE: The tariff classification of L-(+)-Phenylglycine (CAS # 2935-35-5) from Taiwan

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated November 11, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for L-(+)-Phenylglycine, also known as(S)-a-Aminobenzeneacetic acid, will be 2922.49.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Oxygen-function amino-compounds: Amino-acids and their esters, other than those containing more than one kind of oxygen function; salts thereof: Other: Aromatic: Other: Other: Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI..... The rate of duty will be 10.7 percent ad valorem. The rate of duty in 1999 will be 10 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
National Commodity
Specialist Division