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NY J89561

October 21, 2003

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 J89561


TARIFF NO.: 2915.39.9000

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

RE: The tariff classification of Isopropenyl acetate, CAS # 108-22-5, imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated September 16, 2003 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Isopropenyl acetate, also known as Acetic acid isopropenyl ester, is an ester of a nonaromatic acyclic monocarboxylic acid indicated for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for Isopropenyl acetate, also known as 1-Propen-2-ol, acetate, will be 2915.39.9000, 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: Esters of acetic acid: Other: Other: Other: Other: 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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