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NY H89592

April 4, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 H89592


TARIFF NO.: 2933.29.2000

Ms. Lisa M. Conzo
120 Route 17 North
P.O. Box 1579
Paramus, NJ 07653-1579

RE: The tariff classification of Apraclonidine Hydrochloride (CAS-73218-79-8), imported in bulk form, from Finland

Dear Ms. Conzo:

In your letter dated March 14, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Apraclonidine Hydrochloride, is an alpha-2-adrenergic agonist indicated for the control or prevention of postsurgical elevations in intraocular pressure (IOP).

The applicable subheading for Apraclonidine Hydrochloride, imported in bulk form, will be 2933.29.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only: Compounds containing an unfused imidazole ring (whether or not hydrogenated) in the structure: Other: Aromatic or modified aromatic: Other: Drugs. 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 646-733-3033.


Robert B. Swierupski

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