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NY N015910

October 1, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 2909.19.6000

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

RE: The tariff classification of 2-Methoxyethoxymethyl chloride, CAS # 3970-21-6, imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated August 6, 2007 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, 2-Methoxyethoxymethyl chloride, also known as Ethane, 1-(chloromethoxy)-2-methoxy-, is a halogenated derivative of an ether of a polyhydric alcohol indicated for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for 2-Methoxyethoxymethyl chloride will be 2909.19.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Acyclic ethers and their halogenated sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Ethers of polyhydric alcohols: Other. 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 Stephanie Joseph at 646-733-3268.


Robert B. Swierupski

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