Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
RE: The tariff classification of Cyclopentanecarboxylic acid, CAS 3400-45-1 from Japan
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated you requested a tariff classification ruling.
Cyclopentanecarboxylic acid, CAS 3400-45-1, also known as Cyclopentanoic acid, is a pharmaceutical intermediate imported in bulk.
The applicable subheading for Cyclopentanecarboxylic acid will be 2916.20.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Cylanic, cylenic or cycloterpenic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: 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 212-637-7066.
Robert B. Swierupski