Mr. Joseph Chivini
Austin Chemical Company
1565 Barclay Blvd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
RE: The tariff classification of 4-Chloro-3,5-Dimethylnitrobenzene (CAS 38560-96-2) from England.
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated October 31, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling for 4-Chloro-3,5-Dimethylnitrobenzene which you have stated will be used as a pharmaceutical intermediate and will be packaged in bulk form.
The applicable subheading will be 2904.20.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated: derivatives containing only nitro or only nitroso groups: other: aromatic: products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section VI. The rate of duty will be 6.3 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