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NY N010242

May 8, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 2904.10.3200

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

RE: The tariff classification of 2,4,6-Triisopropylbenzenesulfonyl chloride (CAS 6553-96-4), imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated April 11, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling for 2,4,6-Triisopropylbenzenesulfonyl chloride which you have stated will be used as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading will be 2904.10.3200, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated: derivatives containing only sulfo groups, their salts and ethyl esters: other: aromatic: products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI. The rate of duty will be 5.5 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 Richard Dunkel at 646-733-3032.


Robert B. Swierupski

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