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NY I82764

June 12, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 I82764


TARIFF NO.: 2905.59.1000

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

RE: The tariff classification of 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol, CAS # 75-89-8, imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated May 16, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol, is a halogenated derivative of an acyclic monohydric alcohol indicated for use as a chemical intermediate, solvent, and for pharmaceutical research.

The applicable subheading for 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol, also known as 2,2,2-Trifluoroethyl alcohol, will be 2905.59.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of acyclic alcohols: Derivatives of monohydric alcohols.. 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 646-733-3268.


Robert B. Swierupski

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