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NY I87393

October 25, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 I87393


TARIFF NO.: 2937.29.9090

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

RE: The tariff classification of Mifepristone (CAS-84371-65-3), imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated October 3, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Mifepristone, is a synthetically produced steroidal hormone analogue, which functions as a progesterone receptor antagonist. Mifepristone has been approved by the FDA for use as an abortifacient.

The applicable subheading for Mifepristone, imported in bulk form, will be 2937.29.9090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Steroidal hormones, their derivatives and structural analogues: Other: Other: Other.” 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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