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NY L81335

January 5, 2005

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 L81335


TARIFF NO.: 2937.22.0000

Mr. Michael R.Tartaro
Byron Chemical Company, Inc.
40-11 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

RE: The tariff classification of Betamethasone Valerate (CAS-2152-44-5), imported in bulk form, from Italy

Dear Mr. Tartaro:

In your letter dated December 16, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Betamethasone Valerate, is a synthetic corticosteroid presently indicated for relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses of the scalp.

The applicable subheading for Betamethasone Valerate, imported in bulk form, will be 2937.22.0000, Harmonized Tariff of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Halogenated derivatives of adrenal cortical hormones.” 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 1-888-443-6332.

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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