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NY I80513

May 8, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 I80513


TARIFF NO.: 2909.49.6000

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

RE: The tariff classification of Hexaethylene glycol, CAS 2615-15-8 from Japan

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated March 28, 2002 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Hexaethylene glycol, CAS 2615-15-8, also known as 3,6,9,12,15-pentaoxaheptadecane-1, 17-diol, is a bulk chemical intermediate used in research and development. Hexaethylene glycol is a non-aromatic ether alcohol.

The applicable subheading for Hexaethylene glycol will be 2909.49.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Ether-alcohols and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other. The rate of duty will be 6.9 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 646-733-3268.


Robert B. Swierupski

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