CLA-2-29:R:N2:240 814014

Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-4537

RE: The tariff classification of R(-)Epichlorohydrin (CAS # 51594-55-9) from Japan

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated August 14, 1995, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The applicable subheading for R(-)Epichlorohydrin also known as (-)Chloromethyloxirane and 1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane will be 2910.30.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for epoxides, epoxyalcohols, epoxyphenols and epoxyethers, with a three-membered ring, and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: 1-Chloro-2,3-epoxypropane (Epichlorohydrin). The rate of duty will be 3.7 percent ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 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 212-466-5768.


Roger J. Silvestri
National Commodity
Specialist Division