Graham A. Stoner, Ph.D.
7322 S.W. Freeway, Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77074
RE: The tariff classification of Streptomycin Sulfate (CAS#
3810-74-0), imported in bulk form, from China
Dear Dr. Stoner:
In your letter dated September 30, 1998, you requested a
tariff classification ruling.
The subject product, Streptomycin Sulfate, is the
sesquisulfate salt of Streptomycin [(CAS# 57-92-1) a naturally
occurring aminoglycoside antibiotic derived from Streptomyces
griseus]. It is used as a tuberculostatic (in combination with
other antituberculosis agents), and for the treatment of certain
nontuberculosis infections, such as plague and tularemia.
The applicable subheading for Streptomycin Sulfate, imported
in bulk form, will be 2941.20.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of
the United States (HTS), which provides for "[A]ntibiotics:
Streptomycins and their derivatives; salts thereof: Other." 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