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NY J81381

March 11, 2003

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 J81381


TARIFF NO.: 2918.30.9000

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

RE: The tariff classification of Mucochloric acid, CAS 87-56-9 from Italy

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated February 10, 2003 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Mucochloric acid, CAS 87-56-9, also known as 2,3-Dichloro-4-oxo-2-butenoic acid, is a bulk pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for Mucochloric acid will be 2918.30.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Carboxylic acids with aldehyde or ketone functions but without other oxygen function, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: Other. The rate of duty will be 3.7 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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