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NY I85299

August 21, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 I85299


TARIFF NO.: 2918.29.6500

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

RE: The tariff classification of Diflunisal (CAS-22494-42-4), imported in bulk form, from Italy

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated July 30, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Diflunisal, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), with analgesic and antipyretic properties. At the present time, it is indicated for the treatment of mild-to-moderate pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

The applicable subheading for Diflunisal, imported in bulk form, will be 2918.29.6500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Carboxylic acids with phenol function but without other oxygen function, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: Other: Other: Products described in additional U.S. note 3 to Section VI.” 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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