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NY H84888

August 20, 2001



TARIFF NO.: 2906.29.6000

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

RE: The tariff classification of 2-Nitrobenzyl alcohol, CAS 612-25-9 from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated August 7, 2001 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

2-Nitrobenzyl alcohol, CAS 612-25-9, also known as 2-Nitrobenzenemethanol, is a bulk pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for 2-Nitrobenzyl alcohol will be 2906.29.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Cyclic Alcohols and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Aromatic: 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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