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NY 802760





October 25, 1994

CLA-2-30:S:N:N7:238 802760

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 3004.90.6020

Mr. Roy E. Hayward, Jr.
Astra USA, Inc.
P.O. Box 4500
Westborough, MA 01581-4500

RE: The tariff classification of "Toprol XL" (Metoprolol succinate, CAS Reg. No. 98418-47-4) extended-release tablets, from Sweden

Dear Mr. Hayward:

In your letter dated September 30, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, "Toprol XL" extended-release tablets, is a medicament containing the active ingredient, Metoprolol succinate, chemically designated as (1-[4-(2-Methoxyethyl)phenoxy]-3-[(1-methylethyl)amino]-2-propanol succinate (2:1)(salt)), which is a drug indicated for hypertension, angina, and myocardial infarction.

The applicable subheading for "Toprol XL" extended-release tablets will be 3004.90.6020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: "Medicaments ... consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale: Other: Other: Other: Cardiovascular medicaments." The rate of duty will be 6.3 percent ad valorem.

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 (301) 443-6553.

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.

Sincerely,

Jean F. Maguire

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