Ms. Kaye Mortensen
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
6400 Highway 69 South
Mount Vernon, IN 47620
RE: The tariff classification of Penicillin V Potassium (CAS-132-98-9), imported in bulk form, from Sweden; and
Penicillin G Potassium, imported in bulk form, from the
Dear Ms. Mortensen:
In your letter dated May 8, 1998, you requested a tariff
The subject products, Penicillin V Potassium and Penicillin
G Potassium, are antibiotics indicated for use as antibacterial
The applicable subheading for Penicillin V Potassium,
imported in bulk form, will be 2941.10.5000, Harmonized Tariff
Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for:
"Antibiotics: Penicillins and their derivatives with a
penicillanic acid structure; salts thereof: Other: Other." The
rate of duty will be free.
The applicable subheading for Penicillin G Potassium,
imported in bulk form, will be 2941.10.2000, HTS, which provides
for: "Antibiotics: Penicillins and their derivatives with a
penicillanic acid structure; salts thereof: Penicillin G salts."
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
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 212-466-5770.
Robert B. Swierupski