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NY N023340

February 21, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 2933.49.2600

Ms. Robyn Addabbo
Interchem Corporation
120 Route 17 North
P.O. Box 1579
Paramus, NJ 07653-1579

RE: The tariff classification of Cisatracurium Besylate (CAS# 96946-42-8) in bulk form, from Italy

Dear Ms. Addabbo:

In your letter dated February 13, 2008, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Cisatracurium Besylate (Cisatracurium Besilate is INN) is an intermediate-onset/intermediate-duration neuromuscular relaxant for intravenous administration. It is indicated for inpatients and outpatients as an adjunct to general anesthesia, to facilitate intubation, and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation in the ICU. The applicable subheading for Cisatracurium Besylate in bulk form, will be 2933.49.2600, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only: Compounds containing in the structure a quinoline or isoquinoline ring (whether or not hydrogenated), not further fused: Other: Other Drugs: Other." Pursuant to General Note 13, HTS, 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 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and/or The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (The Bioterrorism Act), which are administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Information on the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as well as The Bioterrorism Act, can be obtained by calling the FDA at 1-888-463-6332, or by visiting their website at www.fda.gov.

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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