Ms. Robyn Brunciak
Interchem Corporation
120 Route 17 North
P. O. Box 1579
Paramus, NJ 07652

RE: The tariff classification of Albendazole (CAS-54965-21-8), imported in bulk form, from Spain

Dear Ms. Brunciak:

In your letter dated March 6, 2014, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject product, Albendazole, is in a class of drugs called antihelmintics. It is indicated for the treatment of parenchymal neurocysticercosis due to active lesions caused by larval forms of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Albendazole is also indicated for the treatment of cystic hydatid disease of the liver, lung, and peritoneum, caused by the larval form of the dog tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus.

The applicable subheading for the Albendazole, imported in bulk form, will be 2933.99.4600, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only :Other: Other: Aromatic or modified aromatic: Other : Drugs: Anti-infective agents: Other.” 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

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

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 Judy Lee at


Gwenn Klein Kirschner
Acting Director
National Commodity Specialist Division