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NY H82315

June 26, 2001

CLA-2-23:RR:NC:2:231 H82315


TARIFF NO.: 2309.10.0090

Ms. Maria Borges
Hasbro, Inc.
1027 Newport Avenue
P.O. Box 1059
Pawtucket, RI 02862-1059

RE: The tariff classification of dog treats from China.

Dear Ms. Borges:

In your letter, dated June 5, 2001, you requested a classification ruling.

The merchandise, “Paws ‘N More!” brand “Doggie Dough Treats,” item 24596, is comprised of dog treats in the form of dough. The dough is packed in a cylindrical, plastic container (measuring 2 3/8 in diameter and 2 5/8 inches in height.) and it comes with a plastic mold (resting in the lid of the container). The mold can be used to shape the dough in the form of a frog. The ingredients are wheat flour, water, glycerin, corn starch, poultry fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), natural flavoring, propylene glycol, aluminum sulfate, sodium chloride, calcium chloride, liquid smoke, calcium propionate, and sodium benzoate. The product contains by weight 28 percent moisture, 6 percent protein, 4 percent fat, and 3 percent crude fiber. The net weight is 5 ounces.

The applicable subheading for dog treats will be 2309.10.0090, HTS, which provides for preparations of a kind used in animal feeding, dog or cat food, put up for retail sale, other. The rate of duty will be free.

This product may be subject to additional import requirements administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. You may contact the regional office of FDA at the following address:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
One Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180-3542
(781) 279-1675

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 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 Thomas Brady at 212-637-7064.


Robert B. Swierupski

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