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NY H86044

November 14, 2001

CLA-2-21:RR:NC:2:228 H86044


TARIFF NO.: 2106.90.6400; 2196.90.6600

Mr. John Goold
Total Quality Milk Pty. Limited
P.O. Box 146
Deloraine, Tasmania Australia 7304

RE: The tariff classification of a blend of milkfat and sugar from Australia

Dear Mr. Goold:

In your letter dated November 7, 2001 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Technical information accompanied your letter. Sweetened Anhydrous Milkfat, Specification P4, is a product consisting of approximately 95 percent anhydrous milkfat and 5 percent liquid sucrose. The product will be packaged in 1000-kilogram “tote” containers, and used in the United States as an ingredient in the production of ice cream.

The applicable subheading for this product, if imported in quantities that fall within the limits described in additional U.S. note 10 to chapter 4, will be 2106.90.6400, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for food preparations not elsewhere specified or includedotherothercontaining over 10 percent by weight of milk solidsother, dairy products described in additional U.S. note 1 to chapter 4described in additional U.S. note 10 to chapter 4 and entered pursuant to its provisions. The rate of duty will be 10 percent ad valorem. If the quantitative limits of additional U.S. note 10 to chapter 4 have been reached, the product will be classified in subheading 2106.90.6600, HTS, and dutiable at the rate of 70.4 cents per kilogram plus 8.5 percent ad valorem. In addition, products classified in subheading 2106.90.6600, HTS, will be subject to additional duties based on their value, as described in subheadings 9904.04.59 to 9904.04.66, HTS

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 646-733-3029.


Robert B. Swierupski

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