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NY F82983

April 4, 2000

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 F82983


TARIFF NO.: 2909.19.1800

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

RE: The tariff classification of Bis(4-chlorobutyl)ether (CAS # 6334-96-9) from India

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated January 28, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Bis(4-chlorobutyl)ether, also known as 1,1’-Oxybis[4-chlorobutane], is a nonaromatic, acyclic halogenated ether of a monohydric alcohol used as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for Bis(4-chlorbutyl)ether will be 2909.19.1800, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Ethers, ether-alcohols, ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (whether or not chemically defined), and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Acyclic ethers and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Other.. The rate of duty will be 5.5 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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