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

RE: The tariff classification of 2-Chlorophenyl phosphodichloridate, CAS 15074-54-1 from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated April 19, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Your request was sent to our laboratory for analysis. We apologize for the delay.

2-Chlorophenyl phosphodichloridate, CAS 15074-54-1, also known as Phosphorodichloridic acid, 2-chlorophenyl ester, is a halogenated derivative of an aromatic phosphoric ester. The bulk chemical compound is imported for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for 2-Chlorophenyl phosphodichloridate will be 2919.90.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Phosphoric esters and their salts, including lactophosphates; their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Other: Aromatic: Other. The rate of duty will be 6.5 percent ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at 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