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NY 859502

Febuary 5,1991

CLA-2-08:S:N:N1:231 859502


TARIFF NO.: 0801.20.0020 and 0801.20.0040

Mr. Enrique Neilkenbaum
Tahuamanu S.R.L.
P.O. Box 5949
La Paz, Bolivia

RE: The tariff classification of Brazil nuts from Bolivia.

Dear Mr. Neilkenbaum:

In your letter dated January 1, 1991 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The products in question are Brazil nuts both in the shell and shelled.

The applicable subheading for Brazil nuts in shell will be 0801.20.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) and the applicable subheading for shelled Brazil nuts will be 0801.20.0040, (HTS) which provides for coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled: Brazil nuts. The rate of duty for in the shell or shelled Brazil nuts will be free.

Additional requirements may be imposed on this product by the Food and Drug Administration. You may contact the FDA at:

Food And Drug Administration
Division of Regulatory Guidance
200 C Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20204

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
Area Director

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