Ms. Kristine A. Searing
354 Main Street
P.O. Box 639
Chatham, NJ 07928
RE: The tariff classification of Alclomethasone (CAS 67452-97-
5), Flurbiprofen (CAS 5104-49-4), and Vercuronium bromide (CAS
50700-72-6), in bulk form, from Italy
Dear Ms. Searing:
In your letter dated January 22, 1993, you requested a
tariff classification ruling.
alpha,11-beta,16-alpha)-pregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione] is a
synthetic corticosteroid, which is used as an anti-inflammatory
acetic acid) is an analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug.
Vercuronium bromide (1-[(2-beta,3-alpha,5-alpha,16-beta,17-
methyl-piperidinium bromide) is a skeletal muscle relaxant.
The applicable subheading for Alclomethasone will be
2937.29.0050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for hormones, natural or reproduced by
synthesis; derivatives thereof, used primarily as hormones; other
steroids used primarily as hormones: adrenal cortical hormones
and their derivatives: other: other. The rate of duty will be 6
percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for Flurbiprofen will be
2916.39.4000, HTS, which provides for unsaturated acyclic
monocarboxylic acids, cyclic monocarboxylic acids, their
anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their
halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives:
aromatic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides,
peroxides, peroxyacids and their derivatives: other: other:
other: products described in additional U.S. note 3 to section
Vl. The rate of duty will be 13.5 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for Vercuronium bromide will be
2933.39.3700, HTS, which provides for heterocyclic compounds with
nitrogen heteroatom(s) only; nucleic acids and their salts:
compounds containing an unfused pyridine ring (whether or not
hydrogenated) in the structure: other: other: drugs: other. The
rate of duty will 8 percent ad valorem.
This merchandise may be subject to the regulations of the
Food and Drug Administration. You may contact them at 5600
Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, telephone number (202) 443-
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