Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-4537
RE: The tariff classification of Sodium methoxide (CAS # 124-41-4) from China
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated September 8, 1998, you requested a
tariff classification ruling.
The applicable subheading for Sodium methoxide, also known
as Methanol, sodium salt, will be 2905.19.0050, Harmonized Tariff
Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Acyclic
alcohols and their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or
nitrosated derivatives: Saturated monohydric alcohols: Other.....
Other..... The rate of duty will be 3.7 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