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) Plasters specially calcined or finely ground for use in dentistry (heading 2520);
(c) Aqueous distillates or aqueous solutions of essential oil, suitable for medicinal uses (heading 3301);
(d) Preparations of headings 3303 to 3307, even if they have therapeutic or prophylactic properties;
(e) Soap or other products of heading 3401 containing added medicaments;
(f) Preparations with a basis of plaster for use in dentistry (heading 3407); or
(g) Blood albumin not prepared for therapeutic or prophylactic uses (heading 3502).

2. For the purposes of heading 3002, the expression "modified immunological products" applies only to monoclonal antibodies (MABs), antibody fragments, antibody conjugates and antibody fragment conjugates.

3. For the purpose 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 standardised or dissolved in any solvent;
(b) As products which have been mixed:
(1) Colloidal solutions and suspensions (other than colloidal sulphur);
(2) Vegetable extracts obtained by the treatment of mixture 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 this Schedule

(a) Sterile surgical catgut, similar sterile suture materials and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical wound closure;
(b) Sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents;
(c) Sterile absorbable surgical or dental haemostatics;
(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;
(i) 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 ; and
[j] Waste pharmaceuticals, that is, pharmaceutical products
which are unfit for their original intended purpose due to, for example, expiry of shelf life.

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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3001

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 or prophylactic uses, not elsewhere specified or included

 

Import under this heading are subject to Wild life (Protection) Act, 1972 and CITES.

3001 10

Glands and other organs, dried, whether or not powdered:

 

 

3001 10 10

Pancreatin and dried powder of pancreas
Other:

 Free

 

3001 10 91

Powdered

 Free

 

3001 10 99

Other

 Free

 

3001 20

Extracts of glands or other organs or of their secretions:

 

 

3001 20 10

Liquid extracts of liver

 Free

 

3001 20 20

Liver extracts, dry

 Free

 

3001 20 30

Snake Venom

 Free

 

3001 20 90

Other

 Free

 

3001 90

Other:

 

 

3001 90 10

Of human origin
Other:

 Free

 

3001 90 91

Heparin and its salts

 Free

 

3001 90 99

Other

 Free

 

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3002

Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of microorganisms (excluding yeasts)and similar products

3002 10

Antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes:
Antisera:

 

 

3002 10 11

For diptheria

 Free

 

3002 10 12

For Tetanus

 Free

 

3002 10 13

For rabies

 Free

 

3002 10 14

For snake venom

 Free

 

3002 10 19

Other

 Free

 

3002 10 20

Hemoglobin blood globulins and serum globulins
Other:

 Free

 

3002 10 91

Of human origin

 Free

 

3002 10 99

Other

 Free

 

3002 20

Vaccines for human medicine:

Single Vaccines:

 

 

3002 20 11

For Cholera and Typhoid

 Free

 

3002 20 12

For Hepatitis

 Free

 

3002 20 13

For Tetanus

 Free

 

3002 20 14

For Polio

 Free

 

3002 20 15

For tuberculosis

 Free

 

3002 20 16

For rabies

 Free

 

3002 20 17

For Japanese Encephalitis

 Free

 

3002 20 18

For whopping cough (pertusis)

 Free

 

3002 20 19

Other

Mixed vaccines :

 Free

 

3002 20 21

For diphtheria, pertusis and tetanus (DPT)

 Free

 

3002 20 22

For diphtheria and tetanus (DT)

 Free

 

3002 20 23

For measles, mumps, and rubella(MMR)

 Free

 

3002 20 24

For typhoid-paratyphoid (TAB) or typhoid- paratyphoid-cholera (TABC)

 Free

 

3002 20 29

Other

 Free

 

3002 30 00

Vaccines for veterinary medicine

 Free

 

3002 90

Other:

 

 

3002 90 10

Human blood

 Free

 

3002 90 20

Animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses

 Free

 

3002 90 30

Cultures of microorganisms( excluding yeast)

 Free

 

3002 90 40

Toxins

 Free

 

3002 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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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

Containing penicillins or derivatives thereof, with a penicillanic acid structure, or streptomycins or their derivatives

 Free

 Imports are permitted subject to Registration and other requirements as administered by Drug Controller General of India under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

3003 20 00

Containing other antibiotics
Containing hormones or other products of heading 29 37 but not containing antibiotics:

 Free

 

 

 

 

 

3003 31 00

Containing insulin

 Free

 

3003 39 00

Other

 

 Free

 

 

3003 40 00

Containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof but not containing hormones or other products of heading 29 37 or antibiotics

 Free

 

3003 90

Other:

Ayurvedic, Unani, siddha, Homoeopathic or bio-chemic systems medicaments :

 

 

3003 90 11

Of Ayurvedic System

 Free

 

3003 90 12

Of Unani systems

 Free

 

3003 90 13

Of Siddha system

 Free

 

3003 90 14

Of Homoeopathic System

 Free

 

3003 90 15

Of bio-chemic system

Menthol crystals and Milk of Magnesia:

 Free

 

3003 90 21

Menthol crystals

 Free

 

3003 90 22

Milk of Magnesia

Bovine Albumin and drugs of animal origin, Merbromine National Formulary XII (Mercurochrome), Calcium Sennoside, Anaesthetic agents used in human or veterinary medicine or surgery, Aluminium hydroxide gel:

 Free

 

3003 90 31

Bovine Albumin and drugs of animal origin

 Free

 

3003 90 32

Merbromine National Formulary XII (Mercurochrome)

 Free

 

3003 90 33

Calcium Sennoside

 Free

 

3003 90 34

Anaesthetic agents used in human or veterinary medicine or surgery

 Free

 

3003 90 35

Aluminium hydroxide gel

 Free

 

3003 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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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

Penicillins

 Free

 Imports are permitted subject to Registration and other requirements as administered by Drug Controller General of India under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

 

3004 10 20

Ampicillin

 Free

 

3004 10 30

Amoxycillin

 Free

 

3004 10 40

Becampicillin

 Free

 

3004 10 50

Cloxacillin

 Free

 

3004 10 60

Ampicillin and Cloxacillin combinations

 Free

 

3004 10 70

Streptomycin

 Free

 

3004 10 90

Other

 Free

 

3004 20

Containing other antibiotics:

Cephalosporins and their derivatives:

 

 

3004 20 11

Cefazolin

 Free

 

3004 20 12

Cephalexin

 Free

 

3004 20 13

Ciprofloxacin

 Free

 

3004 20 14

Cefoxitin

 Free

 

3004 20 19

Other

 Free

 

3004 20 20

Sulfonamides and Cotrimoxazole

Fluoroquinolones:

 Free

 

3004 20 31

Norfloxacin

 Free

 

3004 20 32

Nalidixic acid

 Free

 

3004 20 33

Ciprofloxacin

 Free

 

3004 20 34

Ofloxacin

 Free

 

3004 20 39

Other

Tetracyclines:

 Free

 

3004 20 41

Chlortetracycline

 Free

 

3004 20 42

Oxytetracycline

 Free

 

3004 20 49

Other

 Free

 

3004 20 50

Chloramphenicol

Macrolide:

 Free

 

3004 20 61

Erythromycin

 Free

 

3004 20 62

Roxithromycin

 Free

 

3004 20 63

Clarithromycin

 Free

 

3004 20 64

Azithromycin

 Free

 

3004 20 69

Other

 Free

 

3004 20 70

Cefadoxyl

Other:

 Free

 

3004 20 91

Isoniazid

 Free

 

3004 20 92

Rifampicin

 Free

 Imports are permitted subject to Registration and other requirements as administered by Drug Controller General of India under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

 

3004 20 93

Pyrazinamide

 Free

 

3004 20 94

Ethambutol

 Free

 

3004 20 95

Clindamycin

 Free

 

3004 20 96

Vancomycin

 Free

 

3004 20 97

Polymyxin B and Colistin

 Free

 

 

 

3004 20 99

Other

Containing hormones or other products of heading 29 37 but not containing antibiotics:

 Free

 

3004 31

Containing insulin:

 

 

3004 31 10

Insulin injection

 Free

 

3004 31 90

Other

 Free

 

3004 32 00

Containing corticosteroid hormones,their derivatives and structural analogues

 Free

 

3004 39

Other:

 

Pituitary hormones; Prednisolone; Dexamethasone; Danazol; Other progestogen and oestogen group hormones:

 

 

3004 39 11

Pituitary hormones

 Free

 

3004 39 12

Prednisolone

 Free

 

3004 39 13

Dexamethasone

 Free

 

3004 39 14

Danazol

 Free

 

3004 39 19

Other progestogen and oestogen group hormones

Gonadotrophins and luteinising hormone:

 Free

 

3004 39 21

Gonadotrophins

 Free

 

3004 39 22

Luteinising hormone

 Free

 

3004 39 90

Other

 Free

 

3004 40

Containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof but not containing hormones, other products of heading 29 37 or antibiotics:

 

 

3004 40 10

Atropin and its salts thereof

 Free

 

3004 40 20

Caffein and its salts thereof

 Free

 

3004 40 30

Codeine and its derivatives, with or without ephedrine hydrochloride

 Free

 

3004 40 40

Ergot preperations, ergotamine and its salts thereof

 Free

 

3004 40 50

Papaverine hydrochloride

 Free

 

3004 40 60

Bromohexin and solbutamol

 Free

 

3004 40 70

Theophylline and ephedrine

 Free

 

3004 40 90

Other

 Free

 

3004 50

Other medicaments containing vitamins or other products of heading 2936:

 

 

3004 50 10

Heamatinics and Erythropoyetin preperations

 Free

 

3004 50 20

Preperations of minerals and their supplements
Preperations of vitamins:

 Free

 

3004 50 31

Of vitamin A

 Free

 

3004 50 32

Of vitamin B1 and B2 and their salts thereof

 Free

 

3004 50 33

Of vitamin B9

 Free

 

3004 50 34

Of vitamin B12

 Free

 

3004 50 35

Of vitamin C

 Free

 

3004 50 36

Of vitamin D

 Free

 

3004 50 37

Of Vitamin E

 Free

 

3004 50 39

Other

 Free

 

3004 50 90

Other

 Free

 

3004 90

Other:

Ayurvedic, Unani, Homoeopathic, Siddha or Bio-chemic systems medicaments, put up for retail sale:

 

 

3004 90 11

Of Ayurvedic System

 Free

 

3004 90 12

Of Unani systems

 Free

 

3004 90 13

OF Siddha system

 Free

 

3004 90 14

Of Homoeopathic System

 Free

 

3004 90 15

Of Bio-chemic system
Anthelmintics drugs; Antiamoebic and other Antiprotozal drugs;Antifungal drugs

 Free

 

3004 90 21

Anthelmintics and preperations thereof

 Free

 

3004 90 22

Metronidazole

 Free

 

3004 90 23

Tinidazole

 Free

 

3004 90 24

Secnidazole

 Free

 

3004 90 25

Diloxamide Furoate

 Free

 

3004 90 26

Sodium Stibogluconate

 Free

 

3004 90 27

Pentamidine

 Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

3004 90 29

Other

Antihistaminics drugs; Antacids preperations; Antiulcer drugs; Antiemitics and other Gastrointestinal drugs:

 Free

 

3004 90 31

Promethazine, Chlorophenimiramine, Astemizole and Ceteirizine

 Free

 

3004 90 32

Sodium bicarbonate, Magnesium hydroxide

(Milk of Magnesia), Magnesium carbonate, Magnesium trisilicate, Aluminium hydroxide gel, Magaldarate and combinations thereof

 Free

 

3004 90 33

Cimetidine, Rantidine, Nizatidine and Roxatidine

 Free

 

3004 90 34

Omeprazole and Lansoprazole

 Free

 

3004 90 35

Dicyclomine, Metoclopramide and Dexamethasone and Ondansetron

 Free

 

3004 90 36

Chenodiol and Ursodiol

 Free

 

3004 90 39

Other

Anticancer drugs:

 Free

 

3004 90 41

Cyclophosphamide

 Free

 

3004 90 42

Methotrexate, 5-fluorouracil(5-FU) and Ftorafur

 Free

 

3004 90 43

Bincristine and Vinblastine

 Free

 

3004 90 44

Paclitaxel and Docetaxel

 Free

 

3004 90 45

Etoposide

 Free

 

3004 90 46

Actimycin D Dactinomycin and Doxorubicin

 Free

 

3004 90 47

L-Asparaginase, Cisplatin and Carboplatin

 Free

 

3004 90 48

Tamoxifen

 Free

 

3004 90 49

Other

Antitubercular drugs; Antileprotic drugs; Antimalarial drugs:

 Free

 

3004 90 51

Isoniazid

 Free

 

3004 90 52

Rifampin

 Free

 Imports are permitted subject to Registration and other requirements as administered by Drug Controller General of India under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

 

3004 90 53

Pyrazimamide and Ethambutol

 Free

 

3004 90 54

Streptomycin

 Free

 

3004 90 55

Dapsone(DDS),

 

Acedapsone(DADDS),Solopsone and Clofazimine:

 Free

 

3004 90 56

Chloroquine, Amodiaquine, Mefloquine, Quinine, Chloroguamamide, Pyrimethamine

 Free

 

3004 90 57

Other Antitubercular drugs

 Free

 

3004 90 58

Other Antileprotic drugs

 Free

 

3004 90 59

Other Antimalarial drugs
Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory, analgesics and antipyratic drugs

 Free

 

3004 90 61

Analgin with or without other compounds such as paracetamol

 Free

 

3004 90 62

Acetyl salicylic acid(Aspirin) and formulations thereof

 Free

 

3004 90 63

Ibuprofen with or without paracetamol or other compunds

 Free

 

3004 90 64

Oxyphen butazone, Phenyl butazone and formulations thereof

 Free

 

3004 90 65

Indomethacin

 Free

 

3004 90 66

Mephenamic acid, dactofenac sodium, Piroxocam, Tenoxicam and Meloxicam

 Free

 

3004 90 67

Ketorolac, Nimesulide, Mabumetone and Nefopam

 Free

 

3004 90 69

Other

Antihepertensive drugs:

 Free

 

3004 90 71

Captopril, Enalapril, Lisimopril, Perimdopril and Ramipril

 Free

 

3004 90 72

Verapamil, Nifedipine, Amlodipine and Lacidipine

 Free

 

3004 90 73

Losartam

 Free

 

3004 90 74

Propranolol, Metoprolol, Atenolol and Labetalol

 Free

 

3004 90 75

Prazosin, Terazosin, Phentolamine and Phenoxybenzamime

 Free

 

3004 90 76

Clonidine, Methyldopa

 Free

 

3004 90 77

Hydralazine, Minoxidil and Diazoxide

 Free

 

3004 90 79

Other

Antiepiliptic drugs; Sulfa drugs not elsewhere specified or included, Preparations of enzymes; veterinary medicinal preparations, not for human use, not elsewhere specified or included; Oral rehydration salts; Antibacterial formulations not elsewhere specified or included, Sedatives and Tranquilizers:

 Free

 

3004 90 81

Phenobarbitone, Memphobarbitone, Primidone, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, Ethosuximide, Valporic acid (Sodium valporate), Diazepam, Lamotrigine, Gabapentin, Bigabatrin, Phenacemide, Trimethadione and Acetazolamide

 Free

 

3004 90 82

Other Antiepileptic drugs

 Free

 

3004 90 83

Sulpha drugs not elsewhere specified or included

 Free

 

3004 90 84

Preparations of Enzymes

 Free

 

3004 90 85

Veterinary medicinal preparations, not for human use, not elsewhere specified or included

 Free

 

3004 90 86

Oral rehydration salts

 Free

 

3004 90 87

Antibacterial formulations, not elsewhere specified or included

 Free

 

3004 90 88

Sedatives

 Free

 

3004 90 89

Tranquilizers
Other:

 Free

 

3004 90 91

Salbutamol, Terbutaline, Ephedrine, Salmeterol and Methyl xanthimes

 Free

 

3004 90 92

Plasma expanders

 Free

 

3004 90 93

Chloropheniramine Maleate, with or without other compounds (excluding steriods and alkaloids)

 Free

 

3004 90 94

Theophylline, Aminophylline and other Broncho dilators

 Free

 

3004 90 95

Carcino-chenotherapeutic drugs not elsewhere specified or included

 Free

 

3004 90 99

Other

 Free

 

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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

Adhesive guaze

 Free

 

3005 10 20

Adhesive tape

 Free

 

3005 10 90

Other

 Free

 

3005 90

Other:

 

 

3005 90 10

Cotton wool, medicated

 Free

 

3005 90 20

Poultice of Kaolin

 Free

 

3005 90 30

Lint, medicated

 Free

 

3005 90 40

Bandages

 Free

 

3005 90 50

Burn therapy dressing soaked in protective gel

 Free

 

3005 90 60

Micro pores surgical tapes

 Free

 

3005 90 70

Corn removers and callous removers

 Free

 

3005 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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3006

Pharmaceutical goods specified in note 4 to this Chapter

3006 10

Sterile surgical catgut, similar sterile suture materials and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical wound closure; sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents; sterile absorbable surgical or dental haemostatics:

 

 

3006 10 10

Sterile, surgical catgut and similar sterile suture materials and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical would closure

 Free

 

3006 10 20

Sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents and sterile absorbable surgical or dental haemostatics

 Free

 

3006 20 00

Blood grouping reagents

 Free

 

3006 30 00

Opacifying preprations for X-ray examinations; diagnostic reagents designed to be administered to the patient

 Free

 

3006 40 00

Dental cements and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cements

 Free

 

3006 50 00

First-aid boxes and kits

 Free

 

3006 60

Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones, or on other products of heading 29 37 or on spermicides :

 

 

3006 60 10

Based on hormones

 Free

 

3006 60 20

Based on other products of heading 2937

 Free

 

3006 60 30

Based on spermicides

 Free

 

3006 70 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

 Free

 

3006 80 00

Waste Pharmaceuticals

 Restricted

 

Import Licensing Notes:

1...(a) Import is permitted by actual users against a licence from a country which is a party to the “Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer”. List of countries which are parties to the Montreal Protocol will be notified by Director General of Foreign Trade from time to time. However, import from countries, which are not parties to the Montreal Protocol is prohibited.

.....(b) Import of human biological material for bio-medical purposes will be referred to the Indian Council of Medical Research which is the nodal implementing agency for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare guidelines dated 19th November, 1997.

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