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TARIFF CLASSIFICATION RULING
February 3, 2011
 

PRODUCT NAME
Frontline, Frontline Top Spot, Frontline Plus

 
REFERENCE NUMBER
030211

 

Description

Frontline, Frontline Top Spot or Frontline Plus is a parasiticide used for veterinary purposes to kill adult fleas and larvae, ticks, and chewing lice. It is put up in two (2) forms, liquid or spray, that is applied or sprayed along the backs of dogs and cats. The active ingredient is fipronil (9.7%) which works by affecting the parasite’s nervous system causing paralysis and death. Fipronil spreads over the body with the body oils in about 24 hours after application killing 100% of the fleas or ticks within 24-48 hours. Other inactive ingredients account for 90.3% of the product.

Analysis and Justification

The active ingredient fipronil is a topical insecticide which is classified under tariff heading 38.08.

Decision

In accordance with General Interpretative Rule 1 of the Harmonized System, Frontline, Frontline Top Spot or Frontline Plus is classified under tariff sub-heading 3808.91.30


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