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NY H80728

July 18, 2001

CLA-2-20:RR:NC:2:228 H80728


TARIFF NO.: 2001.90.3900

Mr. Brett Ian Harris
Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz,
Silverman & Klestadt LLP
245 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10167-3397

RE: The tariff classification of preserved vegetables in glass bottles from China.

Dear Mr. Harris:

In your letter dated May 18, 2001, on behalf of Shonfeld’s (USA), Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Two samples were submitted with your letter. The samples were forwarded to the United States Customs laboratory for analysis. Products FV-201899 Chili Infused Vinegar and FV-201811 Chili Pepper Infused Vinegar consist of tightly packed, whole chili peppers in distilled white vinegar, citric acid, sodium sulfite, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, and salt. The peppers are packed in clear glass bottles of varying sizes and shapes. Laboratory analysis found the FV-201811 Chili Pepper Infused Vinegar contains 5 percent acetic acid and the FV-201899 Chili Infused Vinegar contains 4.1 percent acetic acid.

The applicable subheading for FV-201899 Chili Infused Vinegar and FV-201811 Chili Pepper Infused Vinegar will be 2001.90.3900, HTS, which provides for vegetables, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acidothervegetablesother. The rate of duty will be 9.6 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 Stanley Hopard at 212-637-7065.


Robert B. Swierupski

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