Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-4537
RE: The tariff classification of 4-Methoxy benzyl alcohol (CAS #
105-13-5) from Japan
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated April 24, 1998, you requested a tariff
4-Methoxy benzyl alcohol, also known as 4-Methoxybenzene
methanol, is an aromatic ether alcohol. The applicable
subheading for 4-Methoxy benzyl will be 2909.49.1500, Harmonized
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for
ether-alcohols and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or
nitrosated derivatives: Other: Aromatic: Other: Other...... The
rate of duty will be 14.2 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
Stephanie Joseph at 212-466-5768.
Robert B. Swierupski