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Section VI - Chapter 30
Pharmaceutical Products
Notes
1. This chapter does not cover:
(a). Foods or beverages (such as dietetic, diabetic or fortified foods, food supplements, tonic beverages and mineral waters), other than nutritional preparations for intravenous administration (section IV);
(b). Preparations, such as tablets, chewing gum or patches (transdermal systems), intended to assist smokers to stop smoking (heading 2106 or 3824);
(c). Plasters specially calcined or finely ground for use in dentistry (heading 2520);
(d). Aqueous distillates or aqueous solutions of essential oils, suitable for medicinal uses heading 3301);
(e). Preparations of headings 3303 to 3307, even if they have therapeutic or prophylactic properties;
(f). Soap or other products of heading 3401 containing added medicaments;
(g). Preparations with a basis of plaster for use in dentistry (heading 3407); or
(h). Blood albumin not prepared for therapeutic or prophylactic uses (heading 3502).
2. For the purposes of heading 3002, the expression immunological products applies to peptides and proteins (other than goods of heading 2937) which are directly involved in the regulation of immunological processes, such as monoclonal antibodies (MAB), ant ibody fragments, antibody conjugates and antibody fragment conjugates, interleukins, interferons (IFN), chemokines and certain tumor necrosis factors (TNF), growth factors (GF), hematopoietins and colony stimulating factors (CSF).
3. For the purposes of headings 3003 and 3004 and of note 4(d) to this chapter the following are to be treated:
(a). As unmixed products:
(i). Unmixed products dissolved in water;
(ii). All goods of chapter 28 or 29; and
(iii). Simple vegetable extracts of heading 1302, merely standardized or dissolved in any solvent;
(b). As products which have been mixed:
(i). Colloidal solutions and suspensions (other than colloidal sulfur);
(ii). Vegetable extracts obtained by the treatment of mixtures of vegetable materials; and
(iii). Salts and concentrates obtained by evaporating natural mineral waters.
4. Heading 3006 applies only to the following, which are to be classified in that heading and in no other heading of the export schedule:
(a). Sterile surgical catgut, similar sterile suture materials (including sterile absorbable surgical or dental yarns) and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical wound closure;
(b). Sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents;
(c). Sterile absorbable surgical or dental hemostatics; sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers, whether or not absorbable;
(d). Opacifying preparations for X-ray examinations and diagnostic reagents designed to be administered to the patient, being unmixed products put up in measured doses or products consisting of two or more ingredients which have been mixed together for such use s;
(e). Blood-grouping reagents;
(f). Dental cements and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cements;
(g). First-aid boxes and kits;
(h). Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones, on other products of heading 2937 or on spermicides;
(ij). Gel preparations designed to be used in human or veterinary medicine as a lubricant for parts of the body for surgical operations or physical examinations or as a coupling agent between the body and medical instruments;
(k). Waste pharmaceuticals, that is, pharmaceutical products which are unfit for their original intended purpose due to, for example, because of expiry of shelf life; and
(l). Appliances identifiable for ostomy use, that is, colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy pouches cut to shape and their adhesive wafers or faceplates.

Schedule B No. and Headings Commodity Description Unit of Quantity Second Quantity
30 Pharmaceutical Products
30.01 - Glands and other organs for organo-therapeutic uses, dried, whether or not powdered; extracts of glands or other organs or of their secretions for organo-therapeutic uses; heparin and its salts; other human or animal substances prepared for therapeutic o r prophylactic uses, not elsewhere specified or included:
3001.20.0000 - - Extracts of glands or other organs or of their secretions kg
3001.90 - - Other:
3001.90.0115 - - - Glands and other organs, dried, whether or not powdered kg
3001.90.0190 - - - Other kg
30.02 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of mic roorganisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products:
3002.10 - - Antisera and other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes:
3002.10.0210 - - - Human blood plasma kg
3002.10.0220 - - - Normal human blood sera, whether or not freeze-dried kg
3002.10.0230 - - - Human immune blood sera kg
- - - Other:
3002.10.0240 - - - - Fetal bovine serum (FBS) kg
3002.10.0290 - - - - Other kg
3002.20.0000 - - Vaccines for human medicine kg
3002.30.0000 - - Vaccines for veterinary medicine kg
3002.90 - - Other:
3002.90.1000 - - - Ferments kg
3002.90.5110 - - - Whole human blood kg
3002.90.5120 - - - Antiallergenic preparations kg
3002.90.5150 - - - Other kg
30.03 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 3002, 3005 or 3006) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale:
3003.10.0000 - - Containing penicillins or derivatives thereof, with a penicillanic acid structure, or streptomycins or their derivatives kg
3003.20.0000 - - Containing other antibiotics kg
- - Containing hormones or other products of heading 2937 but not containing antibiotics:
3003.31.0000 - - - Containing insulin kg
3003.39.0000 - - - Other X
3003.40.0000 - - Containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof but not containing hormones or other products of heading 2937, or antibiotics kg
3003.90.0000 - - Other kg
30.04 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 3002, 3005 or 3006) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale:
3004.10 - - Containing penicillins or derivatives thereof, with a penicillanic acid structure, or streptomycins or their derivatives:
- - - Containing penicillin G salts:
3004.10.1010 - - - - For veterinary use kg
- - - - Other:
3004.10.1020 - - - - - Singles kg
3004.10.1045 - - - - - Combination antibiotics kg
- - - Other:
3004.10.5010 - - - - For veterinary use kg
- - - - Other:
3004.10.5045 - - - - - Combination antibiotics kg
3004.10.5060 - - - - - Other kg
3004.20 - - Containing other antibiotics:
3004.20.0010 - - - For veterinary use kg
- - - Other:
3004.20.0020 - - - - Erythromycin, singles or in combination with other antibiotics kg
3004.20.0030 - - - - Tetracycline, singles or in combination with other antibiotics kg
3004.20.0060 - - - - Other kg
- - Containing hormones or other products of heading 2937 but not containing antibiotics:
3004.31.0000 - - - Containing insulin kg
3004.32.0000 - - - Containing corticosteroid hormones, their derivatives or structural analogues kg
3004.39 - - - Other:
3004.39.0010 - - - - For veterinary use kg
3004.39.0050 - - - - Other kg
3004.40 - - Containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof but not containing hormones, other products of heading 2937, or antibiotics:
3004.40.0005 - - - For veterinary use kg
- - - Other:
3004.40.0010 - - - - Cardiovascular medicaments kg
- - - - Medicaments primarily affecting the central nervous system:
3004.40.0020 - - - - - Anticonvulsants, hypnotics, and sedatives kg
3004.40.0030 - - - - - Antidepressants, tranquilizers, and other psychotherapeutic agents kg
3004.40.0040 - - - - - Other kg
3004.40.0050 - - - - Dermatological agents and local anesthetic kg
3004.40.0060 - - - - Medicaments primarily affecting the eyes, ears or respiratory system kg
3004.40.0070 - - - - Other kg
3004.50 - - Other medicaments containing vitamins or other products of heading 2936:
3004.50.4500 - - - Containing vitamins synthesized wholly or in part from aromatic or modified aromatic industrial organic compounds kg
- - - Other:
3004.50.5005 - - - - For veterinary use kg
- - - - Other:
- - - - - Single vitamins:
3004.50.5010 - - - - - - Combined with minerals or other nutrients kg
3004.50.5020 - - - - - - Other kg
- - - - - Multiple vitamins:
3004.50.5030 - - - - - - Combined with minerals or other nutrients kg
3004.50.5040 - - - - - - Other kg
3004.90 - - Other:
3004.90.1000 - - - Containing antigens or hyaluronic acid or its sodium salt kg
- - - Other:
3004.90.9103 - - - - For veterinary use kg
- - - - Other:
- - - - - Anti-infective medicaments:
3004.90.9105 - - - - - - Sulfonamides kg
3004.90.9110 - - - - - - Other kg
3004.90.9115 - - - - - Antineoplastic and immunosuppressive medicaments kg
3004.90.9120 - - - - - Cardiovascular medicaments kg
- - - - - Medicaments primarily affecting the central nervous system:
3004.90.9125 - - - - - - Analgesics, antipyretics, and nonhormonal anti-inflammatory agents kg
3004.90.9130 - - - - - - Anticonvulsants, hypnotics, and sedatives kg
3004.90.9135 - - - - - - Antidepressants, tranquilizers, and other psychotherapeutic agents kg
3004.90.9140 - - - - - - Other kg
3004.90.9145 - - - - - Dermatological agents and local anesthetics kg
- - - - - Medicaments primarily affecting the digestive system:
3004.90.9150 - - - - - - Laxatives kg
3004.90.9155 - - - - - - Antacids kg
3004.90.9160 - - - - - - Other kg
- - - - - Medicaments primarily affecting electrolytic, caloric, or water balance:
3004.90.9165 - - - - - - Diuretics kg
3004.90.9170 - - - - - - Other kg
- - - - - - Medicaments primarily affecting the eyes, ears or respiratory system:
3004.90.9176 - - - - - - - Cough and cold preparations kg
- - - - - - - Other:
3004.90.9180 - - - - - - - - Antihistamines kg
3004.90.9185 - - - - - - - - Other kg
3004.90.9190 - - - - - - Other kg
30.05 - Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles (for example, dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes :
3005.10.0000 - - Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer kg
3005.90.0000 - - Other kg
30.06 - Pharmaceutical goods specified in note 4 to this chapter:
3006.10.0100 - - Sterile surgical catgut, similar sterile suture materials (including sterile absorbable surgical or dental yarns) and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical wound closure; sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents; sterile absorbable surgical or den tal haemostatics; sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers, whether or not absorbable kg
3006.20.0000 - - Blood-grouping reagents kg
3006.30.0000 - - Opacifying preparations for X-ray examinations; diagnostic reagents designed to be administered to the patient kg
3006.40.0000 - - Dental cements and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cements kg
3006.50.0000 - - First-aid boxes and kits kg
3006.60.0000 - - Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones, on other products of heading 2937 or on spermicides kg
3006.70.0000 - - Gel preparations designed to be used in human or veterinary medicine as a lubricant for parts of the body for surgical operations or physical examinations or as a coupling agent between the body and medical instruments kg
- - Other:
3006.91.0000 - - - Appliances identifiable for ostomy use kg
3006.92.0000 - - - Waste pharmaceuticals kg

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