CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 D87967

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

RE: The tariff classification of 2,6-Difluoroanisole (CAS # 437-82-1) from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated February 10, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling. 2,6-Difluoroanisole, a pharmaceutical intermediate, is an aromatic, halogenated, nonodoriferous ether compound.

The applicable subheading for 2,6-Difluoroanisole, also known as 1,3-Difluoro-2-methoxybenzene, will be 2909.30.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Ethers, ether-alcohols, ether-phenols, ether-alcohol-phenols, alcohol peroxides, ether peroxides, ketone peroxides (whether or not chemically defined), and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Aromatic ethers and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Other: Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to Section VI..... The rate of duty will be 9.5 percent ad valorem. 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 212-637-7066.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity
Specialist Division