Ms. Joan von Doehren
120 Rt. 17 North, Suite 115
Paramus, NJ 07652
RE: The tariff classification of five drugs: Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (CAS
86393-32-0), Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (CAS 2192-20-3), Hydroxyzine Pamoate
(CAS 10246-75-0), Nifedipine (CAS 21829-25-4), and Pindolol (CAS 13523-86-9),
all imported in bulk form, from Spain, Belgium, and Ireland
Dear Ms von Doehren:
In your letter dated June 28, 1993, received on July 9, 1993, you
requested a tariff classification ruling.
Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride is an antibacterial; Hydroxyzine
Hydrochloride and Hydroxyzine Pamoate are tranquilizers; Nifedipine is a
coronary vasodilator; and Pindolol is a vasodilator.
The applicable subheading for Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride will be
2933.59.3600, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which
provides for compounds containing a pyrimidine ring ... or piperazine ring in
the structure; ... : other: drugs: aromatic or modified aromatic: anti-
infective agents: other. The rate of duty will be 8.1 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride and Hydroxyzine
Pamoate will be 2933.59.4500, HTS, which provides for compounds containing a
pyrimidine ring ... or piperazine ring in the structure; ... : other: drugs:
aromatic or modified aromatic: antidepressants, tranquilizers and other
psychotherapeutic agents. The rate of duty will be 16.6 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for Nifedipine will be 2933.39.3700, HTS, which
provides for compounds containing an unfused pyridine ring ... in the
structure: other: other: drugs: other. The rate of duty will be 8 percent ad
The applicable subheading for Pindolol will be 2933.90.5300, HTS, which
provides for heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only; ... :
other: aromatic or modified aromatic: other: drugs: cardiovascular drugs:
other. The rate of duty will be 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) 857-8400.
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
New York Seaport