Mr. Joseph Chivini
Austin Chemical Company
1565 Barclay Blvd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
RE: The tariff classification of 2-Chlorobenzothiazole (CAS 615-20-3) from China.
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated May 13, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling for 2-Chlorobenzothiazole which you have stated will be used as a pharmaceutical intermediate and will be packaged in bulk form.
The applicable subheading will be 2934.20.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other heterocyclic compounds: compounds containing in the structure a benzothiazole ring-system (whether or not hydrogenated), not further fused: other. The rate of duty will be 0.4 cents per kilogram plus 7.5 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 Andrew Stone at 646-733-3032.
Robert B. Swierupski, Director
National Commodity Specialist Division