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NY 880891



TARIFF NO.: 0814.00.1000; 1211.90.8090

Mr. Robert J. Leo
Adduci, Mastriani, Meeks & Schill
330 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017

RE: The tariff classification of dried orange peel and dried orange blossoms from Germany

Dear Mr. Leo:

In your letter dated December 1, 1992, on behalf of R.C. Bigelow, Inc., Fairfield, CT, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Five samples were submitted with earlier correspondence, two of which were forwarded to the U.S. Customs laboratory for analysis. The remaining three were examined and disposed of. Products identified as "Orange Peel POSS," "Orange Peel POSH," "Orange Peels #69," and "Orange Peel Bitters #64" are prepared from orange peels that have been dried and ground to different particle sizes. Analysis of the two with the smallest particle size - Orange Peel Bitters #64, and Orange Peels #69 - found 46.8 percent and 63.6 percent, respectively, capable of passing through a wire cloth sieve with an aperture of 1.25 millimeters. The fifth sample, "Orange Blossoms #54," is a granular material prepared from dried, ground orange blossoms. All products are imported in 25-kilogram containers. After importation the peels and blossoms will be fumigated, cleaned, screened, and mixed with other ingredients in a variety of teas.

The applicable subheading for the four varieties of dried orange peel will be 0814.00.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for peel of citrus fruit...dried...orange or citron. The rate of duty will be free.

The applicable subheading for the dried orange blossoms will be 1211.90.8090, HTS, which provides for plants and parts of plants...of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered...other...other...other. The rate of duty will be free.

The importation of this merchandise may be subject to restrictions imposed by the United States Department of Agriculture and/or Food and Drug Administration. It is suggested you contact these agencies directly for further information.

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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