Mr. Joseph J. Chivini
Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
1565 Barclay Boulevard
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-4537
RE: The tariff classification of Egg Yoke Lecithin, pharmaceutical grade,
(CAS #93685-90-6) from Japan
Dear Mr. Chivini:
In your letter dated November 14, 1996, you requested a tariff
Based on your letter, the Egg Yoke Lecithin is a pharmaceutical injectable
grade. The applicable subheading for this product, provided it will be used in
intravenous fat emulsion, will be 2923.20.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of
the United States (HTS), which provides for lecithins and other
phosphoaminolipids: purified egg phosopholipids, pharmaceutical grade meeting
requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for use in intravenous
fat emulsion. The rate of duty will be free.
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 Stephanie Joseph at 212-466-5768.
Roger J. Silvestri