CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:239 B87535

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

RE: The tariff classification of 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone (CAS 96-26-4) from the Czech Republic.

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated July 9, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling for 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone which you have stated is a pharmaceutical intermediate and will be packaged in bulk form. The applicable subheading will be 2914.40.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for organo-sulfur compounds: other. This provision is free of duty. 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