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NY I86209

September 20, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 I86209


TARIFF NO.: 2915.90.2000

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

RE: The tariff classification of Benzyl chloroformate, CAS # 501-53-1, imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated August 27, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Benzyl chloroformate, is a halogenated ester derivative of an aromatic monocarboxylic acid indicated for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for Benzyl chloroformate, also known as Carbonochloridic acid, phenylmethyl ester, will be 2915.90.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Other: Aromatic.. The rate of duty will be 6.8 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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