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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 2423


  • Tabulation Category: D - Manufacturing
  • Division: 24 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
  • Group: 242 - Manufacture of other chemical products
  • Class: 2423 - Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemicals and botanical products

Explanatory note

This class includes manufacture of:
- pharmaceutical preparations for human or veterinary use: generic or proprietary preparations; preparations available to the general public or controlled by the health system; ampuls, tablets, capsules, vials, ointments, powders or solutions; botanical products ground, graded, milled or otherwise prepared.
- surgical dressings, medicated wadding, fracture bandages, catgut, and other prepared sutures.
- cements used in dentistry.
- chemical substances used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals: antibiotics, endocrine products, basic vitamins; opium derivatives; sulpha drugs; serums and plasmas; salicylic acid, its salts and esters; glycosides and vegetable alkaloids; chemically pure sugar, etc.

Exclusions: Packaging of pharmaceuticals for own account is classified in class 5139 (Wholesale of other household goods)or 5231 (Retail sale of pharmaceutical and medical goods, cosmetic and toilet articles) and packaging on a fee or contract basis in class 7495 (Packaging activities).

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