CLA-2-29:S:N:N7:238 801521

Ms. Joan von Doehren
Interchem Corporation
120 Rt. 17 North, Suite 115
Paramus, NJ 07652

RE: The tariff classification of Cyclosporine (CAS Reg. No. 59865-13-3), in bulk form, from Finland, and 2,3-Dihydroxybenzaldehyde (CAS Reg. No. 24677-78-9), in bulk form, from France

Dear Ms. von Doehren:

In your letter dated August 18, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Cyclosporine is an antibiotic which is used as an immunosuppressive drug. 2,3-Dihydroxybenzaldehyde is described by you as being used as an "intermediate" in the manufacture of a pharmaceutical product. The applicable subheading for Cyclosporine, in bulk form, will be 2941.90.1050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: "Antibiotics: Other: Natural: Other." The rate of duty will be 1.8 percent ad valorem. The applicable subheading for 2,3-Dihydroxybenzaldehyde, in bulk form, will be 2912.49.2000, HTS, which provides for: "Aldehyde-ethers, aldehyde-phenols and aldehydes with other oxygen function: Other: Aromatic: Other." The rate of duty will be 11.9 percent ad valorem.

Cyclosporine may be subject to the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration. You may contact them at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone number (301) 443-6553.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport