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NY C87824

May 27, 1998

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 C87824


TARIFF NO.: 2941.90.3000

Mr. Joseph J. Chivini

Austin Chemical Company, Inc.

1565 Barclay Boulevard

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

RE: The tariff classification of Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (CAS-

25316-40-9), imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated May 6, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Doxorubicin Hydrochloride, is the hydrochloride salt of Doxorubicin, a naturally occurring anthracycline antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces peucetius var caesius. It is indicated for use as an antineoplastic drug.

The applicable subheading for Doxorubicin Hydrochloride, imported in bulk form, will be 2941.90.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: "Antibiotics: Other: Other: Aromatic or modified aromatic." 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 National Import Specialist Harvey Kuperstein at 212-466-5770.


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