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NY 882601

February 22, 1993

CLA-2-20:S:N:N7:231 882601


TARIFF NO.: 2008.19.9090

Mr. John Cammarano
General Shipping Company, Inc.
225 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10007

RE: The tariff classification of chestnuts from France.

Dear Mr. Cammarano:

In your letter dated January 5, 1993, on behalf of Liberty Richter, Saddle Brooke, New Jersey, you requested a tariff classification ruling.
The product in question is described as chestnuts which are peeled by roasting, washed, hand sorted and vacuum packed in glass jars.

The applicable subheading for these chestnuts will be 2008.19.9090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included: other, including mixtures: other. The rate of duty will be 28 percent ad valorem.

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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