The product under consideration in the present investigation is Ursodeoxycholic Acid. Ursodeoxycholic Acid is also known as Ursodiol or UDCA.
UDCA is used as medical therapy in gallstone disease (cholelithiasis) and for biliary sludge. It may be given after bariatric surgery to prevent cholelithiasis. UDCA is also used as a therapy in primary biliary cholangitis where it can produce an improvement in biomarkers. It is also used to treat primary sclerosing cholangitis, Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, bile reflux gastritis, etc.
The product is classified under the Chapter 29 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) under various subheadings of the tariff custom classification such as 2915, 2916, 2918, 2922, 2924, 2931, 2933, 2934, 2939, 2941 and 2942. However, the product is majorly imported under 29181690 and 29181990. The customs classification is only indicative and is not binding on the scope of the product under consideration.