Pills with plant extracts are classified as medicine.
In a recent classification decision from the World Customs Organisation, the HS committee ruled that certain pills, consisting of plant extracts ought to be classified as medicins. The pills contained a dried ethanolic extract of valerian root a dried aqueous extract of hop cones somemaltodextrose, and colouring additives and excipients. According to the label, the product is recommended to be used as a remedy against agitation (two to four pills daily) or sleep disorders (one pill daily). The preparation is put up for retail sale in a box containing 60 pills.