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NY N008534

March 30, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 3002.10.0190

Mr. Robert Rieder
Peninsula Laboratories, LLC
305 Old County Road
San Carlos, CA 94070

RE: The tariff classification of Diluted Antiserum, Purified Antiserum, and Undiluted Antiserum

Dear Mr. Rieder:

In your letter dated March 19, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject products consist of diluted polyclonal antiserum (Cat. No. T-4000), purified polyclonal antiserum (Cat. No. T-4001), and undiluted antiserum (Cat. No. T-4002) collected from the serum of rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. All three products are in lyophilized (freeze-dried) form and put up in vials. The products are for research use only; not diagnostic purposes.

The applicable subheading for the subject products will be 3002.10.0190, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes: Other.” The rate of duty will be free.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

This merchandise may be subject to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, located at 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30333. You may contact them at (404)-639-3534.

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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