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NY 859657

FEB 13 1991

CLA-2-29:S:N:N1:238 859657


TARIFF NO.: 2939.30.0000, 2941.90.3000

Ms. Alice M. White
S.S.T. corporation
635 Brighton Road (P.O. Box 1649)
Clifton, NJ 07015-1649

RE: The tariff classification of Caffeine (natural) and Cephalexin from Italy, each of the products are single compounds in bulk form.

Dear Ms. White:

In your letter dated December 18, 1990 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Caffeine 2939.30.0000 6.0 percent ad valorem Cephalexin 2941.90.3000 6.6 percent ad valorem

Caffeine (provided for in subheading 2939.30.00) is dutiable at the reduced rate of 4.1 percent ad valorem when imported on or before 12/31/92 or the date (as determined by the U.S. Trade Representative) on which the rate of duty imposed by the European Communities on articles described in subheading 2939.30.00 exceeds the rate of duty imposed by the United States on such articles that was in effect on 6/30/88.

Caffeine and Cephalexin 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
New York Seaport

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