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NY H80193

June 6, 2001

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 H80193


TARIFF NO.: 2910.90.2000

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

RE: The tariff classification of R-(-)-Glycidyl Tosylate (CAS # 113826-06-5) from the Netherlands

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated April 11, 2001, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

R-(-)-Glycidyl Tosylate, also known as Oxiranemethanol, (2R)-Methylbenzenesulfonate, is a sulfonated aromatic epoxide used as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for R-(-)-Glycidyl Tosylate will be 2910.90.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Epoxides, epoxyalcohols, epoxyphenols and epoxyethers, with a three-membered ring, and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Other: Aromatic.. 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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