Dina Maria Donnelly
Director of International Transportation
4 Tri Harbor Court
Port Washington, NY 11050
RE: The tariff classification of 4-Chloro-alpha-methylbenzhydrol, CAS No. 59767-24-7 and 2-(2-Hydroxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidine, CAS No. 67004-64-2 from India
Dear Ms. Donnelly:
In your letter dated April 1, 2013, you requested a tariff classification ruling.
4-Chloro-alpha-methylbenzhydrol, also known as Benzenemethanol, 4-chloro-alpha-methyl-alpha-phenyl-, is a cyclic alcohol containing aromatic substance. It is used as a pharmaceutical intermediate.
The applicable subheading for 4-Chloro-alpha-methylbenzhydrol will be 2906.29.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Cyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Aromatic: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 5.5 percent ad valorem.
2-(2-Hydroxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidine, also known as 2–Pyrrolidineethanol, 1-methyl-, is a heterocyclic compound containing nitrogen hetero-atoms. It is used as a chemical intermediate.
The applicable subheading for 2-(2-Hydroxymethyl)-1-methylpyrrolidine will be 2933.99.9700, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only: Other: Other: Other: Other: 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 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 the National Import Specialist at (646) 733-3032.
Thomas J. Russo
National Commodity Specialist Division