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NY L82090

February 7, 2005

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 L82090


TARIFF NO.: 2924.29.9500

Ms. Inge Forstenzer
Ren-Pharm International, Ltd.
350 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 204
Jericho, NY 11753

RE: The tariff classification of Sodium Taurocholate (CAS-145-42-6), imported in bulk form, from Italy

Dear Ms. Forstenzer:

In your letter dated January 28, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Sodium Taurocholate, is a bile salt. According to The Merck Index (13th ed.), Sodium Taurocholate is the sodium salt of Taurocholic acid, and the chief ingredient of the bile of carnivorous animals.

The applicable subheading for Sodium Taurocholate, imported in bulk form, will be 2924.29.9500, Harmonized Tariff of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Carboxyamide-function compounds; amide-function compounds of carbonic acid: Cyclic amides (including cyclic carbamates) and their derivatives; salts thereof: Other: Other: Other.” The rate of duty will be 6.5 percent ad valorem. At the present time, Sodium Taurocholate is not listed in the Pharmaceutical Appendix to the Tariff Schedule.

Depending upon use, 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 (FDA), or the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You may contact the FDA at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone number 1-888-443-6332. You may contact the EPA at 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, telephone number (202) 554-1404, or EPA Region II at (212) 637-3526.

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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