Lawrence D. Blume, Esq.
Graham & James
2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-3307
RE: The tariff classification of Microvit H Promix 1000, in bulk form, from
Dear Mr. Blume:
In your letter dated September 28, 1993, on behalf of your client, Rhone-
Poulenc, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.
Microvit H Promix 1000 is a formulated product, in powder form, which
serves as a source of biotin (Vitamin H). It is used exclusively in the
manufacture of animal feed products. The inactive ingredients consist of
starch, micronized soybean meal and silica, which, you indicate, serve as a
coating for the vitamin, as well as anti-oxidizers and anti-caking agents. You
also indicate that the coating provides stability and protection against air,
light, excess humidity and temperature variaition, ensuring a shelf-life of
the vitamin for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of manufacture.
The applicable subheading for this product will be 2936.29.5030,
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for
other vitamins and their derivatives: other: other: biotin. The rate of duty
will be 3.1 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 (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
New York Seaport