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NY 891694

December 1, 1993

CLA-2-29:S:N:N7:238 891694


TARIFF NO.: 2937.99.8050

Mr. David T. Jones
SNPE North America Inc.
103 Carnegie Center, Suite 307
Princeton, NJ 08540

RE: The tariff classification of CCK 22 [Cholecystokinin 22 (guinea pig), CAS 98143-72-7], in bulk form, from France

Dear Mr. Jones:

In your letter dated October 14, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject merchandise, CCK 22 (Cholecystokinin 22), is a derivative of guinea pig Cholecystokinen, which is a polypeptide hormone found in the gastrointestinal tract and brain of mammals. According to the literature, this product is used for its hormonal properties, as a diagnostic aid, and in research. You state in your letter that the product will be used in research.

The applicable subheading for this product will be 2937.99.8050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: Other hormones and their derivatives; other steroids used primarily as hormones: other: other: other. The rate of duty will be 3.2 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, MD 20857, telephone number (202) 857-8400.

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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