CLA-2-38:RR:NC:2:239 G88431

Ms. Judy O’Donnell
Tannin Corporation
65 Walnut St.
P.O. Box 606
Peabody, MA 01960

RE: The tariff classification of Pastosol B and Trupotan US from Germany.

Dear Ms. O’Donnell:

In your letter dated March 2, 2001, you requested a tariff classification ruling for Pastosol B (chemical composition: alkane sulphonate; destillates, hydrotreated light; 2-methylpentane-2, 4-diol; and water) and Trupotan US (chemical composition: magnesium oxide; hexanedioic acid; silica; and dolomite). You state in your inquiry that both products will be used in the processing of leather.

The applicable subheading will be 3809.93.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for finishing agents, dye carriers to accelerate the dyeing or fixing of dyestuffs and other products and preparations (for example, dressings and mordants), of a kind used in the textile, paper, leather or like industries, not elsewhere specified or included: other. The rate of duty will be 6 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 Andrew Stone at 212-637-7063.


Robert B. Swierupski, Director
National Commodity Specialist Division