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NY E88649

November 19, 1999

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 E88649


TARIFF NO.: 2911.00.5000

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

RE: The tariff classification of 1,1-Dimethoxyphenyl methane (CAS # 1125-88-8) from France

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated October 1, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

1,1-Dimethoxyphenyl methane also known as (Dimethoxymethyl)benzene, is an acetal used as a chemical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for 1,1-Dimethoxyphenyl methane will be 2911.00.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Acetals and hemiacetals, whether or not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other..... The rate of duty will be 5.3 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

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