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NY D82176

September 29, 1998

CLA-2-22:RR:NC:SP:232 D82176


TARIFF NO.: 2208.30.3030

Mr. John B. Pellegrini
Ross & Hardies
Park Avenue Tower
65 East 55th Street
New York, New York 10022-3219

RE: The tariff classification of Scotch whisky in a wooden box from The United Kingdom.

Dear Mr. Pellegrini:

In your letter dated September 9, 1998, on behalf of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Photcopies of the subject merchandise were submitted with your request. Information was submitted with your initial request dated August 4, 1998. The products include a 750 milliliter bottle of "Glenlivet" single malt Scotch whisky in a wooden case, and five 200 milliliter bottles of "Glenlivet" single malt Scotch whisky in a wooden box. The wooden box represents 39.6 percent of the total value of the 750 milliliter product and 27 percent of the total value of the five 200 milliliter products.

The applicable subheading for the "Glenlivet" single malt Scotch whisky imported in wooden boxes will be 2208.30.3030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages: Whiskies: Irish and Scotch...in containers each holding not over 4 liters. The rate of duty will be 1.8 cents per proof liter. In addition, the Scotch is subject to a Federal Excise Tax of $13.50 per proof gallon and a proportionate tax at the like rate on all fractional parts of a proof gallon.

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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