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NY I86941

October 15, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 I86941


TARIFF NO.: 2905.39.9000

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

RE: The tariff classification of 1,8-Octanediol, CAS # 629-41-4, imported in bulk form, from Switzerland

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated September 20, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, 1,8-Octamethylene glycol, also known as 1,8-Octamethylene glycol, is an acyclic alcohol diol indicated for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for 1,8-Octamethylene glycol will be 2905.39.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Acyclic alcohols and their halogenatd, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Diols: Other: 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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