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NY G80380

August 24, 2000

CLA-2-09:RR:NC:SP:232 G80380


TARIFF NO.: 0902.30.0010; 6307.90.9989

Ms. Barbara Grier
Associated Merchandising Corporation
500 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10018

RE: The tariff classification of Tea in Bags from France

Dear Ms. Grier:

In your letter dated August 7, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted descriptive literature and a sample with your request. The merchandise in question is tea in single use nylon mesh teabags. Although the sample submitted was of chamomile tea, the actual imported product is said to be black tea in nylon teabags. The sample was destroyed in testing.

The applicable subheading for the black tea will be 0902.30.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Tea, whether or not flavored: Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea, in immediate packings of a content not exceeding 3 kg...In tea bags. The rate of duty will be free. However, all immediate containers and wrappings, and all intermediate containers of tea in packages of less than 2.3 kilograms, net, each are dutiable at the rates applicable to such containers and wrappings if imported empty

The applicable subheading for the nylon teabags will be 6307.90.9989, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Other made-up articles: Other: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 7 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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