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NY G81435

September 21, 2000

CLA-2-18:RR:NC:SP:232 G81435


TARIFF NO.: 1806.90.9019

Ms. Olga Novikova
Double Star Enterprises Co., Inc.
206 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016

RE: The tariff classification of Confectionery from Belarus

Dear Ms. Novikova

In your letter dated September 5, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted descriptive literature and a product sample with your request. The merchandise in question is “Grusheviy Liquor”: 12 pear-shaped chocolates, eight of them in foil wrapping, all of which have a liquid center. They will be imported for retail sale in a 9 ¾ inch by 5 ¼ inch box having a net weight of 130 grams. As per the statement on the box, all of the candy is stated to consist of cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, pear jelly, alcohol, and flavors

The applicable subheading for the “Grusheviy Liquor” candy will be 1806.90.9019, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa: Other: Other: Other: Other Confectionery: Other. The rate of duty will be 6 percent ad valorem.

Additional requirements may be imposed on this product by the Food and Drug Administration. You may contact the FDA at:

Food and Drug Administration
Implementation and Compliance Branch
HFF 314, 200 C Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20204
(202) 205-5321

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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