FEB 13 1991
Ms. Alice M. White
635 Brighton Road (P.O. Box 1649)
Clifton, NJ 07015-1649
RE: The tariff classification of Caffeine (natural) and
Cephalexin from Italy, each of the products are single compounds
in bulk form.
Dear Ms. White:
In your letter dated December 18, 1990 you requested a
tariff classification ruling.
PRODUCT HTS NUMBERS DUTY RATE
Caffeine 2939.30.0000 6.0 percent ad valorem
Cephalexin 2941.90.3000 6.6 percent ad valorem
Caffeine (provided for in subheading 2939.30.00) is
dutiable at the reduced rate of 4.1 percent ad valorem when
imported on or before 12/31/92 or the date (as determined by the
U.S. Trade Representative) on which the rate of duty imposed by
the European Communities on articles described in subheading
2939.30.00 exceeds the rate of duty imposed by the United States
on such articles that was in effect on 6/30/88.
Caffeine and Cephalexin 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 (202)
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
Jean F. Maguire
New York Seaport