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NY C83468

January 21, 1998

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 C83468


TARIFF NO.: 2934.30.2700; 2939.90.5000

Ms. Joan von Doehren
Interchem Corporation
120 Route 17 North
P.O. Box 1579
Paramus, NJ 07653-1579

RE: The tariff classification of Trimeprazine Tartrate (CAS-4330-99-8), imported in bulk form, from Ireland; and Scopolamine Hydrobromide (CAS-6533-68-2), imported in bulk form, from Germany

Dear Ms. von Doehren:

In your letter dated January 11, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The first product, Trimeprazine Tartrate, is indicated for use as an antipruritic drug. We note that the international nonproprietary name ("INN") for Trimeprazine Tartrate is "Alememazine", which is listed in Table 1 to the Pharmaceutical Appendix to the Tariff Schedule.

The second product, Scopolamine Hydrobromide, is a derivative (salt) of Scopolamine, a naturally occurring alkaloid. It is indicated for use as an anticholinergic (ophthalmic) drug.

The applicable subheading for Trimeprazine Tartrate, imported in bulk form, will be 2934.30.2700, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: "Nucleic acids and their salts; other heterocyclic compounds: Compounds containing a phenothiazine ring-system (whether or not hydrogenated), not further fused: Other: Drugs: Other." Pursuant to General Note 13, HTS, the rate of duty will be free.

The applicable HTS subheading for Scopolamine Hydrobromide, imported in bulk form, will be 2939.90.5000, HTS, which provides for: "Vegetable alkaloids, natural or reproduced by synthesis, and their salts, ethers, esters, and other derivatives: Other: Other." The rate of duty will be free.

This merchandise may be subject to the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which is administered by the U.S. 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 Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact the National Import Specialist at 212-466-5770.


Robert B. Swierupski

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