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

RE: The tariff classification of Aluminum isopropoxide, CAS No. 555-31-7 from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated April 29, 2008, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Aluminum isopropoxide, also known as 2-Propanol, aluminum salt, is a salt of a saturated monohydric alcohol imported in bulk for use as a pharmaceutical intermediate.

The applicable subheading for Aluminum isopropoxide will be 2905.19.9090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: 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

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