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NY 802761

October 21, 1994

CLA-2-29:S:N:N7:238 802761


TARIFF NO.: 2933.39.4200

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

RE: The tariff classification of Bupivacaine Hydrochloride (CAS Reg. No. 14252-80-3), in bulk form, from Sweden

Dear Mr. Hayward:

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

The subject product, Bupivacaine Hydrochloride, chemically designated as 1-Butyl-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-2-piperidinecarboxamide-monohydrochloride, monohydrate, is a local anesthetic. You state that the product will be imported in bulk form.

The applicable subheading for the subject product will be 2933.39.4200, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: "Heteroyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only; nucleic acids and their salts: Compounds containing an unfused pyridine ring (whether or not hydrogenated) in the structure: Other: Other: Drugs: Other." The rate of duty will be 8 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.


Jean F. Maguire

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