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NY F82354

April 4, 2000

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 F82354


TARIFF NO.: 2918.19.9000

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

RE: The tariff classification of 2-Acetoxyisobutyryl bromide (CAS # 40635-67-4) from England

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated January 14, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

2-Acetoxyiosbutyryl bromide, also known as 2-(Acetoxy)-2-methylpropanoyl bromide, is an ester of a nonaromatic, acyclic carboxylic acid halide used as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for 2-Acetoxyisobutyryl bromide 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.

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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