Ms. Laura Mannisto
120 Route 17 North
P.O. Box 1579
Paramus, NJ 07652-1579
RE: The tariff classification of Azacitidine (CAS-320-67-2) in bulk form, from Belgium
Dear Ms. Mannisto:
In your letter dated September 10, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling.
The subject product, Azacitidine is an antineoplastic agent. It is a pyrimidine analogue that inhibits DNA methyltransferase by impairing DNA methylation. This drug prevents cancer cells from growing or spreading to the rest of the body. It is primarily used to treat certain types of bone marrow cancers and blood cell disorders, especially in patients with acute myelocytic leukemia.
The applicable subheading for the Azacitidine in bulk form, will be 2934.99.4700, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Nucleic acids and their salts, whether or not chemically defined; other heterocyclic compounds: Other: Other: Other: Drugs." Pursuant to General Note 13, HTSUS, the rate of duty will be free.
Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.
This merchandise may be subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and/or The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (The Bioterrorism Act), which are administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Information on the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as well as The Bioterrorism Act, can be obtained by calling the FDA at 1-888-463-6332, or by visiting their website at www.fda.gov.
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