CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:239 B85730

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

RE: The tariff classification of Nitromethane (CAS 75-52-5) from China.

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated May 22, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling for Nitromethane which you have stated is a chemical intermediate and will be packaged in bulk form. The applicable subheading will be 2904.20.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of hydrocarbons, whether or not halogenated: other. The rate of duty will be 6.5 percent ad valorem.

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 Thomas Brady at 212-466-5747.


Gwenn Klein Kirschner
Chief, Special Products Branch
National Commodity
Specialist Division