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U.S. Import and Export Data Pharmaceutical products HS Chapter 30

Overview

IMPORTS

2008 2020

Top Origin Country

Ie
Ireland

Top Destination State

Pa
Pennsylvania

EXPORTS

2008 2020

Top Destination Country

Ca
Canada

Top Origin State

Pr
Puerto Rico

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Import Export Rankings (2022)

U.S. Import Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 5th (of 98)
U.S. Export Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 9th
Top Importing States Pennsylvania ($21,836,086,608), Tennessee ($16,907,263,252), New Jersey ($16,895,398,439), and Indiana ($16,883,598,419)
Top Exporting States Puerto Rico ($11,437,879,552), Indiana ($6,862,963,810), Illinois ($5,139,937,607), and North Carolina ($4,724,991,185)
Top Countries Importing from the U.S. Germany ($5,617,860,940), Netherlands ($5,101,039,843), China ($4,597,533,212), and Canada ($4,441,024,025)
Top Countries Exporting to the U.S. Ireland ($27,663,447,965), Germany ($20,090,265,639), Switzerland ($17,683,688,315), and Belgium ($10,081,028,176)
CHAPTER 30
PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS
VI
30-1
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), antibody 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:
      • (1) Unmixed products dissolved in water;
      • (2) All goods of chapter 28 or 29; and
      • (3) Simple vegetable extracts of heading 1302, merely standardized or dissolved in any solvent;
    • (b) As products which have been mixed:
      • (1) Colloidal solutions and suspensions (other than colloidal sulfur);
      • (2) Vegetable extracts obtained by the treatment of mixtures of vegetable materials; and
      • (3) 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 tariff 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 uses;
    • (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, 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.
    Subheading Notes
    • 1. For the purposes of subheadings 3002.13 and 3002.14, the following are to be treated:
      • (a) As unmixed products, pure products, whether or not containing impurities;
      • (b) As products which have been mixed:
        • (1) The products mentioned in (a) above dissolved in water or in other solvents;
        • (2) The products mentioned in (a) and (b)(1) above with an added stabilizer necessary for their preservation or transport; and
        • (3) The products mentioned in (a), (b)(1) and (b)(2) above with any other additive.
    • 2. Subheadings 3003.60 and 3004.60 cover medicaments containing artemisinin (INN) for oral ingestion combined with other pharmaceutical active ingredients, or containing any of the following active principles, whether or not combined with other pharmaceutical active ingredients: amodiaquine (INN); artelinic acid or its salts; artenimol (INN); artemotil (INN); artemether (INN); artesunate (INN); chloroquine (INN); dihydroartemisinin (INN); lumafantrine (INN); mefloquine (INN); piperaquine (INN); pyrimethamine (INN) or sulfadoxine (INN).
Compiler's Note
The provisions of subchapter II of chapter 99 (Miscellaneous Tariff Bills or MTBs), the provisions of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) found in General Note 4 and most product exclusions from the additional tariffs on products of China in subchapter III of chapter 99 expired on December 31, 2020. However, no endnotes or footnotes relating to these provisions have been deleted as of the issue date of this edition.

U.S. Tariff Rates

Heading/
Subheading
Article
Description
Unit of
Quantity
General Special
3001 Glands and other organs for organotherapeutic uses, dried, whether or not powdered; extracts of glands or other organs or of their secretions for organotherapeutic uses; heparin and its salts; other human or animal substances prepared for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not elsewhere specified or included:
3001.20.00.00 Extracts of glands or other organs or of their secretions kg Free
3001.90.01 Other Free
3001.90.01.10 Liver kg
3001.90.01.50 Other kg
3001.90.01.90 Other kg
3002 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 micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products; cell cultures, whether or not modified:
3002.12.00 Antisera and other blood fractions Free
3002.12.00.10 Human blood plasma kg
3002.12.00.20 Normal human blood sera, whether or not freeze-dried kg
3002.12.00.30 Human immune blood sera kg
3002.12.00.40 Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) kg
3002.12.00.90 Other kg
3002.13.00 Immunological products, unmixed, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale kg Free
3002.13.00.10 Monoclonal antibodies kg
3002.13.00.90 Other kg
3002.14.00 Immunological products, mixed, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale kg Free
3002.14.00.10 Containing monoclonal antibodies kg
3002.14.00.90 Other kg
3002.15.00 Immunological products, put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale kg Free
3002.15.00.10 Diagnostic reagents based on an antibody test kg
3002.15.00.90 Other kg
3002.41.00 Vaccines for human medicine kg Free
3002.42.00.00 Vaccines for veterinary medicine kg Free
3002.49.00.00 Other kg Free
3002.51.00.00 Cell therapy products kg Free
3002.59.00.00 Other kg Free
3002.90 Other:
3002.90.10.00 Ferments kg Free
3002.90.52 Other Free
3002.90.52.10 Whole human blood kg
3002.90.52.20 Antiallergenic preparations kg
3002.90.52.50 Other kg
3003 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:
3003.10.00.00 Containing penicillins or derivatives thereof, with a penicillanic acid structure, or streptomycins or their derivatives kg Free
3003.20.00.00 Other, containing antibiotics kg Free
3003.31.00.00 Containing insulin kg Free
3003.39 Other:
3003.39.10.00 Artificial mixtures of natural hormones g Free
3003.39.50.00 Other kg Free
3003.41.00.00 Containing ephedrine or its salts kg Free
3003.42.00.00 Containing pseudoephedrine (INN) or its salts kg Free
3003.43.00.00 Containing norephedrine or its salts kg Free
3003.49.00.00 Other kg Free
3003.60.00.00 Other, containing antimalarial active principles described in subheading note 2 to this chapter kg Free
3003.90.01 Other kg Free
3003.90.01.20 Antivirals kg
3003.90.01.40 Antifungals kg
3003.90.01.60 Antiprotozoals (excluding goods described in subheading note 2 to this chapter) kg
3003.90.01.80 Other kg
3003.90.01.90 Other kg
3004 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:
3004.10.10 Containing penicillin G salts Free
3004.10.10.10 For veterinary use kg
3004.10.10.20 Singles kg
3004.10.10.45 Combination antibiotics kg
3004.10.50 Other Free
3004.10.50.10 For veterinary use kg
3004.10.50.45 Combination antibiotics kg
3004.10.50.60 Other kg
3004.20.00 Other, containing antibiotics Free
3004.20.00.10 For veterinary use kg
3004.20.00.20 Erythromycin, singles or in combination with other antibiotics kg
3004.20.00.30 Tetracycline, singles or in combination with other antibiotics kg
3004.20.00.60 Other kg
3004.31.00.00 Containing insulin kg Free
3004.32.00.00 Containing corticosteroid hormones, their derivatives or structural analogues kg Free
3004.39.00 Other Free
3004.39.00.10 For veterinary use kg
3004.39.00.50 Other kg
3004.41.00.00 Containing ephedrine or its salts kg Free
3004.42.00.00 Containing pseudoephedrine (INN) or its salts kg Free
3004.43.00.00 Containing norephedrine or its salts kg Free
3004.49.00 Other Free
3004.49.00.05 For veterinary use kg
3004.49.00.10 Cardiovascular medicaments kg
3004.49.00.20 Anticonvulsants, hypnotics, and sedatives kg
3004.49.00.30 Antidepressants, tranquilizers and other psychotherapeutic agents kg
3004.49.00.40 Other kg
3004.49.00.50 Dermatological agents and local anesthetics kg
3004.49.00.60 Medicaments primarily affecting the eyes, ears or respiratory system kg
3004.49.00.70 Other kg
3004.50 Containing vitamins synthesized wholly or in part from aromatic or modified aromatic industrial organic compounds:
3004.50.10.00 Vitamin B2 kg Free
3004.50.20.00 Vitamin B12 kg Free
3004.50.30.00 Vitamin E kg Free
3004.50.40.00 Other kg Free
3004.50.50 Other Free
3004.50.50.05 For veterinary use kg
3004.50.50.10 Combined with minerals or other nutrients kg
3004.50.50.20 Other kg
3004.50.50.30 Combined with minerals or other nutrients kg
3004.50.50.40 Other kg
3004.60.00.00 Other, containing antimalarial active principles described in subheading note 2 to this chapter kg Free
3004.90 Other:
3004.90.10.00 Containing antigens or hyaluronic acid or its sodium salt kg Free
3004.90.92 Other Free
3004.90.92.03 For veterinary use kg
3004.90.92.07 Antivirals kg
3004.90.92.09 Antifungals kg
3004.90.92.11 Antiprotozoals (excluding goods described in subheading note 2 to this chapter) kg
3004.90.92.13 Sulfonamides kg
3004.90.92.14 Other kg
3004.90.92.15 Antineoplastic and immunosuppressive medicaments kg
3004.90.92.20 Cardiovascular medicaments kg
3004.90.92.22 Tolmetin kg
3004.90.92.24 Tolmetin sodium dihyrate kg
3004.90.92.26 Tolmetin sodium (anhydrous) kg
3004.90.92.28 Other kg
3004.90.92.30 Anticonvulsants, hypnotics and sedatives kg
3004.90.92.35 Antidepressants, tranquilizers, and other psychotherapeutic agents kg
3004.90.92.40 Other kg
3004.90.92.45 Dermatological agents and local anethestics kg
3004.90.92.50 Laxatives kg
3004.90.92.55 Antacids kg
3004.90.92.60 Other kg
3004.90.92.65 Diuretics kg
3004.90.92.70 Other kg
3004.90.92.76 Cough and cold preparations kg
3004.90.92.80 Antihistamines kg
3004.90.92.85 Other kg
3004.90.92.90 Other kg
3005 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 Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer:
3005.10.10.00 Coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances kg Free
3005.10.50.00 Other kg Free
3005.90 Other:
3005.90.10.00 Coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances kg Free
3005.90.50 Other Free
3005.90.50.10 Laparotomy sponges kg
3005.90.50.90 Other kg
3006 Pharmaceutical goods specified in note 4 to this chapter:
3006.10.01.00 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 dental hemostatics; sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers, whether or not absorbable kg Free
3006.30 Opacifying preparations for X-ray examinations; diagnostic reagents designed to be administered to the patient:
3006.30.10.00 Containing antigens or antisera kg Free
3006.30.50.00 Other kg Free
3006.40.00.00 Dental cements and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cements kg Free
3006.50.00.00 First-aid boxes and kits kg Free
3006.60.00.00 Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones, on other products of heading 2937 or on spermicides kg Free
3006.70.00.00 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 5% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, K, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
3006.91.00.00 Appliances identifiable for ostomy use kg 4.2% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
3006.92.00.00 Waste pharmaceuticals kg Free
3006.93 Placebos and blinded (or double-blinded) clinical trial kits for a recognized clinical trial, put up in measured doses:
3006.93.10.00 Packaged with medicinal preparations kg Free
3006.93.20.00 Containing over 10 percent by dry weight of sugar kg 40¢/kg + 10.4% Free (BH, CL, JO, KR, OM, SG)See 9822.05.20 (P+)See 9822.06.10 (PE)See 9822.08.01(CO)See 9822.09.17 (PA)See 9823.10.01-9823.10.45 (S+)See 9912.17.05,9912.17.35 (MA)
3006.93.50.00 Containing ingredients having nutritional value, in which starch or other foodstuff predominates by weight 6.4% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
3006.93.60.00 In liquid form for oral intake liters 0.2¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
3006.93.80.00 Placebos and clinical trial kits containing other chemicals other than medicaments 5% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, JP, K, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)

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