Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
RE: The tariff classification of Aluminum tri-sec-butoxide, CAS # 2269-22-9, imported in bulk form, from China
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated August 29, 2007 you requested a tariff classification ruling.
The subject product, Aluminum tri-sec-butoxide, also known as 2-Butanol, aluminum salt, is a salt of a saturated monohydric alcohol indicated for use as a chemical intermediate.
The applicable subheading for Aluminum tri-sec-butoxide will be 2905.19.9090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Saturated monohydric alcohols: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 3.7 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 http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.
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