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NY F82938

February 28, 2000

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 F82938


TARIFF NO.: 2933.39.4100

Mr. Manan R. Patel
Prism International, Inc.

3033 Meredith Place

Bensalem, PA 19020

RE: The tariff classification of Loperamide Hydrochloride (CAS-34552-83-5), imported in bulk form, from Switzerland

Dear Mr. Patel:

In your letter dated February 2, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Loperamide Hydrochloride, is indicated for the control and relief of diarrhea, and for reducing the volume of discharge from ileostomies.

The applicable subheading for Loperamide Hydrochloride, imported in bulk form, will be 2933.39.4100, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only: Compounds containing an unfused pyridine ring (whether or not hydrogenated), in the structure: Other: Other: Drugs: Other. Pursuant to General Note 13, HTS, 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 301-443-1544.

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 212-637-7068.


Robert B. Swierupski

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