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NY D81251

September 3, 1998

CLA-2-04:RR:NC:2:231 D81251


TARIFF NO.: 0406.90.5700

Ms. Andrea Pietri
Savant Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders, Inc. 11 Broadway, Suite 1068
New York, NY 10004

RE: The tariff classification of sheep cheese from Turkey.

Dear Ms. Pietri:

In your letter, dated August 10, 1998, you have requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, Near East Importing Corporation, Glendale, NY.

The product is white sheep cheese. It will be packed in vacuum packed and/or sealed cans. The net weight will be 0.5 or one kilograms.

The applicable subheading for the white sheep cheese will be 0406.90.5700, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for cheese and curd, other cheese, other cheeses, and substitutes for cheese, including mixtures of the above, cheeses made from sheep's milk, pecorino, in original loaves, not suitable for grating. The rate of duty will be free.

Importations of this product are subject to import regulations administered by various U.S. agencies. Requests for information regarding applicable regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture may be addressed to that agency at the following location:

U.S. Department of Agriculture A.P.H.I.S. Veterinary Services Federal Building, Room 758
6505 Belcrest Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Att: Dr. John Blackwell

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 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 Ralph Conte at (212) 466-5759.


Robert B. Swierupski

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