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NY I88362

December 5, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 I88362


TARIFF NO.: 2916.39.4500

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

RE: The tariff classification of 3-Chloro-2,4,5-trifluorobenzoic acid, CAS 101513-77-3 from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated November 8, 2002 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

3-Chloro-2,4,5-trifluorobenzoic acid, CAS 101513-77-3, an aromatic, halogenated monocarboxylic acid, is a bulk chemical intermediate used for research and development.

The applicable subheading for 3-Chloro-2,4,5-trifluorobenzoic acid will be 2916.39.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Aromatic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: Other: Other: Other: Products described in additional U.S. note 3 section VI. The rate of duty will be 7.9 percent ad valorem. The rate of duty for 2003 will be 7.2 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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