CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2 239 C88916
Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
RE: The tariff classification of 1,3-Cyclopentanedione (CAS 3859-41-4)
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated June 2, 1998, you requested a tariff classification
ruling for 1,3-Cyclopentanedione which you have stated is a pharmaceutical
intermediate and will be packaged in bulk form.
The applicable subheading will be 2914.29.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule
of the United States (HTS), which provides for ketones and quinones, whether or
not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated, or
nitrosated derivatives: cyclanic, cyclenic or cycloterpenic ketones without
other oxygen function: other. The rate of duty will be 4.8 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.
Robert B. Swierupski