CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 K81216

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

RE: The tariff classification of Fluoral hydrate, CAS # 421-53-4, imported in bulk form, from Germany

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated November 4, 2003 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Fluoral hydrate, is a halogenated derivative of an acyclic alcohol indicated for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for Fluoral hydrate, also known as 2,2,2-Trifluoro-1,1-ethanediol, will be 2905.59.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of acyclic alcohols: Other: Other….. The rate of duty will be 6.2 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 646-733-3268.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity
Specialist Division