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NY B89802

October 2, 1997

CLA-2-18:RR:NC:SP:232 B89802


TARIFF NO.: 1806.90.9010

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

RE: The tariff classification of Chocolates from Germany.

Dear Ms. Mechlenburg:

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

You submitted descriptive literature, ingredient breakdowns, and photographs of the products with your request. The merchandise in question is two varieties of boxed chocolate candy assortments. Items 9116, 9125, and 9126 are said to contain cocoa mass, cocoa butter, sugar, almonds, milk powder, cream, hazelnuts, alcohol (as a preservative), invertase, pistachio nuts, sorbitol, glucose, walnuts, and candied fruits.

The dietetic assortments, items 20111, 20103, 20112, and 20115 are stated to consist of cocoa mass, cocoa butter, fructose, almonds, milk powder, cream, hazelnuts, alcohol (as a preservative), sorbitol, and walnuts.

The applicable subheading for the boxed chocolates, items 9116, 9125, 9126, 20111, 20103, 20112, and 20115 will be 1806.90.9010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa: Other: Other: Other...Confectionery. The rate of duty will be 6.5 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 this 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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