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NY H85763

February 1, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 H85763


TARIFF NO.: 2922.50.1700

Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

RE: The tariff classification of Orthocaine (CAS-536-25-4), imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated September 20, 2001, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Orthocaine, is indicated for use as a local (topical) anesthetic.

The applicable subheading for Orthocaine, imported in bulk form, will be 2922.50.1700, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Oxygen-function amino-compounds: Amino-alcohol-phenols, amino-acid-phenols and other amino-compounds with oxygen function: Aromatic: Other: Drugs: Other: Dermatological agents and local anesthetics. The rate of duty will be 6.5 percent ad valorem. We note that the subject product is not listed in the Pharmaceutical Appendix to the Tariff Schedule.

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 646-733-3033.


Robert B. Swierupski

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