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NY D84577

December 24, 1998

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 D84577


TARIFF NO.:2918.19.9000

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

RE: The tariff classification of Chloro alcohol (CAS # 86728-85-0) from Japan

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated November 2, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for Chloro alcohol, also known as 4-Chloro-3-hydroxybutanoic acid, ethyl ester, will be 2918.19.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Carboxylic acids with alcohol function but without other oxygen function, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: Other: Other: Other..... The rate of duty will be 4 percent ad valorem. The rate of duty in 1999 will remain the same.

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

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