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ORDER OF CUSTOMS SERVICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

of August 5, 2015 No. 301

About classification of contraceptives on the basis of hormones

For the purpose of single classification of homogeneous goods, effective customs control of the goods crossing border of the Republic of Moldova, their identification according to the Combined commodity nomenclature approved by the Law No. 172 of July 25, 2014 (The official monitor of the Republic of Moldova, 231-237/529 of August 8 2014), and also based on Article 141-2 of the Customs Code of the Republic of Moldova No. 1149-XIV of July 20, 2000 (переопубликован in the Official monitor of the Republic of Moldova, special release of 1:01. 2007), with subsequent changes and amendments, I ORDER:

1. Approve methodology of classification of contraceptives on the basis of hormones (according to appendix).

2. To assign execution of this order to chiefs of customs.

3. This order becomes effective from the date of publication in the Official monitor of the Republic of Moldova.

CEO of Customs Service

Tudor Balitski

Appendix

to the Order of Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova of August 5, 2015 No. 301

Methodology of classification of contraceptives on the basis of hormones

This methodology is developed based on the International convention about the harmonized commodity description and coding system signed in Brussels on June 14, 1983 which the Republic of Moldova joined, having adopted the Law No. 112-XV of 22:04. 2004, the Combined commodity nomenclature approved by the Law No. 172 of July 25, 2014 and Explanations to harmonized commodity description and coding system.

Hormonal contraceptives consist of combination of synthetic progesteron or progesterone and estrogen. They interfere with ovulation, that is ovum exit from ovary. Besides, hormonal contraceptives promote change of consistence of slime which is developed in neck of uterus (endometrium), doing it to more viscous to prevent penetration of spermatozoa into uterus cavity. They can be entered orally or parenterally. Can be presented in the form of tablets, injections, implants, intrauterine systems, etc.

The first basic rule of interpretation of the Combined commodity nomenclature says that "for the legal purposes classification of goods in the Combined nomenclature is performed proceeding from texts of goods items and the corresponding notes to Sections or groups...".

In this context according to names of goods items and notes hormonal contraceptives are classified proceeding from information on product, form of release and method of use. Thus, it is possible to allocate the following goods items where hormonal contraceptives are classified:

a) if the product is presented in the form of tablets, injections, plaster on the basis of hormones, it is classified in goods item 3006 "Means chemical contraceptive on the basis of hormones", according to the note 4 ch), Chapter 30 of the Combined commodity nomenclature.

Tablets represent, for example, the tablets of round form packed into the cardboard boxes containing one blister from PVC and aluminum foil on 2 tablets in each, or 21 dragee in PVC to film and aluminum foil.

Solution for injections is provided, for example, in boxes with one ampoule by amount of 1 ml. The contraceptive effect of injections lasts for 8-12 weeks depending on type of the used product.

Plasters, for example, oval form of beige color from plastic. The plaster is pasted on skin after removal of transparent plastic leaf. It is provided in packagings separately on 3, of 9 or 18 plasters;

b) if the product is presented in the form of implant or the device under the name of hormonal intrauterine system (intrauterine spiral of Naval Forces), "The devices and devices used in medicine" are classified in goods item 9018.

Hormonal intrauterine system this, for example, T-shaped intrauterine device which case is supplied with the container containing hormone. The T-shaped case is supplied on one end with loop and two shoulders on another; threads for removal of system are attached to loop. The device is established by the gynecologist in uterus cavity for achievement of contraceptive effect for 3-5 years. The system is one-time, it is packed sterilely into the blister and box with instructions.

The hypodermic implant represents the plastic capsule the size about match which contains hormone and is entered hypodermically into the internal surface of the left shoulder. Depending on type the contraceptive effect lasts from 3 to 5 years.

 

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