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NY B89782

September 23, 1997

CLA-2-18:RR:NC:SP:232 B89782


TARIFF NO.: 1806.32.3000

Ms. Gitte Mechlenburg
Post Office Box 2296
Lenox, Massachusetts 01240

RE: The tariff classification of solid chocolate bars from Germany.

Dear Ms. Mechlenburg:

In your letter dated September 10, 1997, on behalf of Confiserie Dreher, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Descriptive information and ingredient breakdowns were included with your request. The subject merchandise consists of individually wrapped solid chocolate candy bars. Item# 20150, Vollmilch Schokolade, contains cocoa mass, cocoa butter, fructose and milk powder. Item# 20151, Zartbitter Schokolade, contains cocoa mass, cocoa butter and fructose.

The applicable subheading for the Item# 20150, Vollmilch Schokolade, and Item# 20151, Zartbitter Schokolade, will be 1806.32.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa: Other, in blocks, slabs or bars...not filled: Preparations consisting wholly of ground cocoa beans, with or without added cocoa fat, flavoring or emulsifying agents, and containing not more than 32 percent by weight of butterfat or other milk solids and not more than 60 percent by weight of sugar...other. The rate of duty will be 4.7 percent ad valorem. This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist John Maria at 212-466-5730.


Robert B. Swierupski

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