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NY G81195

October 12, 2000

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 G81195


TARIFF NO.: 2918.90.4300

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

RE: The tariff classification of 2,4,5-Trifluoro-3-methoxybenzoic acid (CAS # 1122811-65-1) from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated August 15, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

2,4,5-Trifluoro-3-methoxybenzoic acid is an aromatic, halogenated, carboxylic acid used as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for 2,4,5-Trifluoro-3-methoxybenzoic acid will be 2918.90.4300, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Aromatic: Other: Other: Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI.. The rate of duty will be 9.3 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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