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NY F86624

May 17, 2000

CLA-2-17:RR:NC:SP:232 F86624


TARIFF NO.: 1704.90.3550

Mr. Karl Heigold
Reutter Candy & Chocolates, Inc.
1921 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, MD 21230-3109

RE: The tariff classification of Mints from Germany

Dear Mr. Heigold:

In your letter dated April 27, 2000, on behalf of Reutter GmbH, of Rosengarten, Germany, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted descriptive literature and copies of the product package design with your request. The merchandise in question is “The Mint”, which is stated to be strongly flavored breath mint candies. These will be imported in retail bags containing 25 grams, net. The candies are said to consist of sugar, corn syrup, peppermint oil, gelatin, guarana, and colors.

The applicable subheading for the “The Mint” breath mint candies will be 1704.90.3550, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa: Other: Confections or sweetmeats ready for consumption: Other: OtherPut up for retail sale: Other. The rate of duty will be 5.6 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) 637-7059.


Robert B. Swierupski

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