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NY 867253

OCT 4, 1991



TARIFF NO.: 2208.20.4000

Ms. Karen E. Jones
Fedway Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 519
Kearny, New Jersey 07032

RE: The tariff classification of a gift box containing Cardenal Mendoza brandy and two glasses from Spain.

Dear Ms. Jones:

In your letter dated September 18, 1991 you requested a tariff classification ruling. Additional information was submitted on October 2, 1991.

A sample was included with your request. The sample was examined and disposed of. The subject merchandise consists of a 750 milliliter bottle of Cardenal Mendoza brandy imported with two snifter glasses, packaged together in a cardboard gift box. One case will consist of six gift boxes. The brandy is valued at $71.30 per case, and the snifters are valued at $18 per case.

The applicable subheading for the gift box of Cardenal Mendoza brandy and two snifter glasses will be 2208.20.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for spirits obtained by distilling grape wine or grape marc (grape brandy)...other: in containers each holding not over 4 liters...valued over $3.43 per liter. The rate of duty will be 13.2 cents per proof liter. The brandy is also subject to a Federal Excise Tax of $13.50 per proof gallon and a proportionate tax at the like rate on all fractional parts of a proof gallon.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire

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