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NY F85388

June 22, 2000

CLA-2-20:RR:NC:2:228 F85388


TARIFF NO.: 2001.90.6000

Mr. Justin Harper
Shonfeld’s (USA), Inc.
4720 East 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803

RE: The tariff classification of vegetables and fruit in vinegar from China.

Dear Mr. Harper:

In your letters dated February 16, 2000, and April 12, 2000 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Ingredients breakdowns and illustrative literature accompanied your letters. The three samples submitted with your earlier correspondence were forwarded to the U.S. Customs laboratory for analysis. The products consist of whole or sliced fruits, vegetables, or a mixture of vegetables and fruit, in a liquid medium of vinegar, citric acid, salt, sodium sulfate, sodium benzoate, and potassium sorbate, packed in clear glass bottles of various sizes and shapes. Laboratory analysis found each of the products to contain over 0.5 percent acetic acid.

The applicable subheading for item no. FV200863A Lemon and Thyme Infused Vinegar containing sliced lemons and Thyme, item no. FV200863B Garden Mix Vinegar, mixtures of chilis, pearl onions, rosemary and lemon slices, and item no. FV200266 Chili and Starfruit Infused Vinegar will be 2001.90.6000, HTS, which provides for vegetables, fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acidotherother. The rate of duty will be 14 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 Stanley Hopard at 212-637-7065.


Robert B. Swierupski

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