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NY M85205

July 31, 2006

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 M85205


TARIFF NO.: 2918.29.7500

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

RE: The tariff classification of a-Resorcylic acid, methyl ester, CAS # 2150-44-9, imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated June 27, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, a-Resorcylic acid, methyl ester, also known as Benzoic acid, 3,5-dihydroxy-, methyl ester, is an ester of a carboxylic acid with phenol function indicated for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate

The applicable subheading for a-Resorcylic acid, methyl ester will be 2918.29.7500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Carboxylic acids with phenol function but without other oxygen function, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 6.5 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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