CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:238 I86441

Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

RE: The tariff classification of Ciprofloxacin (CAS-85721-33-1), imported in bulk form, from China

Dear Mr. Chivini:

In your letter dated August 23, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Ciprofloxacin, is a quinolinecarboxylic acid derivative indicated for use as an antibacterial drug.

The applicable subheading for Ciprofloxacin, imported in bulk form, will be 2933.59.3600, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Compunds containing a pyrimidine ring (whether or not hydrogenated) or piperazine ring in the structure: Other: Drugs: Anti-infective agents: Other.” Pursuant to General Note 13, HTS, the rate of duty will be free.

This merchandise may be subject to the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which is administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. You may contact them at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone number 301-443-1544.

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

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Harvey Kuperstein at 646-733-3033.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity
Specialist Division