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NY M80817

March 21, 2006

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 M80817


TARIFF NO.: 2919.00.5050

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

RE: The tariff classification of Sodium glycerophosphate, CAS # 154804-51-0, imported in bulk form, from Germany

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated February 2, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Sodium glycerophosphate, is a salt of a nonaromatic phosphoric ester indicated for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for Sodium glycerophosphate, also known as 1,2,3-Propanetriol, 2-(dihydrogen phosphate), disodium salt, hydrate, will be 2919.00.5050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Phosphoric esters and their salts, including lactophosphates; their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 3.7 percent ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

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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