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NY 854622

JUL 30 1990
CLA-2-30:S:N:N1:238 854622


TARIFF NO.: 3004.20.0050, 9002.29.88

Mr. Morton F. Jones III
Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Corporation
59 Route 10
East Hanover, NJ 07936-1951

RE: The tariff classification of "Sandimmune" in ampules, oral solution and soft gel liquid capsule forms from Switzerland.

Dear Mr. Jones:

In your letter dated July 11, 1990 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The "Sandimmune" products contain the antibiotic cyclosporine and are used as immunosuppressive agents for the prophylaxis of organ rejection.

The applicable subheading for the "Sandimmune" in ampules, oral solution and soft gel liquid capsule forms will be 3004.20.0050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for medicaments in dosage form, other,antibiotics, other. The rate of duty will be 3.7 per cent ad valorem. When imported on or before December 31, 1990, the applicable subheading will be 9902.29.88, HTS and will be free of duty.

This merchandise may be subject to the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration. You may contact them at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone number (202) 443-3380..

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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