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NY K84432

April 2, 2004
CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 K84432


TARIFF NO.: 2909.30.4000

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

RE: The tariff classification of 4-Methoxybenzenesulfonyl chloride, CAS 98-68-0 from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated March 11, 2004 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

4-Methoxybenzenesulfonyl chloride, CAS 98-68-0, a bulk pharmaceutical intermediate also known as p-Methoxyphenylsulfonyl chloride, is an aromatic halogenated ether.

The applicable subheading for 4-Methoxybenzenesulfonyl chloride will be 2909.30.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Aromatic ethers and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Other: Products describe in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI. The rate of duty will be 5.5 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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