Ms. Stacey Dumas
Amsyn Inc,
1011 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905

RE: The tariff classification of 2-Amino-2-methyl-1-propanol (CAS # 124-68-5)

Dear Ms Dumas:

In your letter dated May 15, 2017, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product is a chemical product called 2-Amino-2-methyl-1-propanol (CAS # 124-68-5). It is also know as 2-Aminoisobutanol. You indicate that it will be used as a co-dispersant for pigments. It will be imported in bulk form.

The applicable subheading for the 2-Amino-2-methyl-1-propanol will be 2922.19.9690, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for which provides for “Oxygen-function amino-compounds:Amino-alcohols, other than those containing more than one kind of oxygen function, their ethers and esters; salts thereof: 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

This merchandise may also be subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and/or The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (The Bioterrorism Act), which are administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Information on the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as well as The Bioterrorism Act, can be obtained by calling the FDA at 1-888-463-6332, or by visiting their website 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 Paul Hodgkiss at


Steven A. Mack
National Commodity Specialist Division