Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-4537
RE: The tariff classification of Ethyl-2-oxo-4-phenyl borate
(CAS # 64920-29-2) from Japan
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated August 28, 1995, you requested a tariff
The applicable subheading for Ethyl-2-oxo-4-phenyl borate
also known as alpha-oxo-benzenebutanoic acid, ethyl ester and
ethyl 2-keto-4-phenylbutanoate will be 2918.30.1500, Harmonized
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for
carboxylic acids with aldehyde or ketone function but without
other oxygen function, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides,
preoxyacids and their derivatives; aromatic: ethyl 2-keto-4-
phenylbutanoate. The rate of duty will be free.
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