CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 F85086

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

RE: The tariff classification of Phenylisocyanate (CAS # 103-71-9) from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated March 24, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for Phenylisocyanate, also known as Benzene, isocyanato-, will be 2929.10.8090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Compounds with other nitrogen function: Isocyanates: Other: Other: Other….. The rate of duty will be 1.2 cents per kilogram plus 10.4 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 212-637-7066.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity
Specialist Division